Importing keys

A Guy Called Tyketto
Mon, 27 Mar 2000 23:48:39 -0800

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On Tue, Mar 28, 2000 at 12:17:09PM +1000, Steve Youngs wrote:

> Hi
> I'm having a great deal of trouble importing keys with gnupg 1.0.1.
> When I do...
> gpg --import keyfilename
> I get...
> gpg: key 16F4CCE9: unsupported public key algorithm
> gpg: key 16F4CCE9: no valid user IDs
> gpg: this may be caused by a missing self-signature
> gpg: Total number processed: 1
> gpg: w/o user IDs: 1
> What am I doing wrong?
Actually, you're doing everything right, except that the key that= =20 you're importing, was not signed by the person who owns it (self-signature,= I=20 believe). This is most common with PGP 2.6.x keys (I had to import my 2.6.3= a=20 and 2.6.3ia keys into GnuPG, and had the same problem. Try the import again= ,=20 and pass the --allow-non-selfsigned-uid option to gpg, and you should be ok= ay. BL. --=20 Brad Littlejohn | Email: Unix Systems Administrator, | Web + NewsMaster, BOFH.. Smeghead! :) | PGP: 1024D/E319F0BF 6980 AAD6 7329 E9E6 D569 F620 C819 199A E319 F0BF --huq684BweRXVnRxX Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.1 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE44GPXyBkZmuMZ8L8RArRPAKCIP+7gb2slGwnxBA/vKZaji3KAKQCfZy6V iUPq9B02oK4BMy5oZXWlZeM= =kGin -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --huq684BweRXVnRxX--