gpg: no secret key available for decryption

Caleb Land
Tue, 24 Oct 2000 23:47:55 -0400

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Hello (again :)),
	I read the mailing list archive beforehand this time, and only
found one message pertaining to this, but he didn't get a response, so
I'm going to ask it again.


[caleb@deepthought caleb]$ gpg --decrypt test.asc > test.txt
gpg: invalid radix64 character 00 skipped

You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
user: "Caleb Land (RedHatDude) <>"
1024-bit ELG-E key, ID 0E85FED7, created 2000-10-18 (main key ID 29402314)

gpg: encrypted with 3072-bit ELG-E key, ID AA4D2A27, created 2000-10-16
      "Brian R. Boyce <>"
gpg: no secret key for decryption available
gpg: Signature made Tue Oct 24 17:03:44 2000 EDT using DSA key ID 752A64A7
gpg: Good signature from "Brian R. Boyce <>"


Whenever I try to decrypt something that is encrypted with PGP 6.8.X I
get the message "gpg: no secret key for decryption available"  It
decrypts fine, but I don't know what the message means.  Is it
something that I should worry about?

Caleb Land

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