Moving keyrings to a different box
Tue, 24 Oct 2000 18:30:54 -0700
On Tue, Oct 24, 2000 at 11:44:24AM -0700, Ben Beuchler wrote:
> I recently had to move my account from one Linux box to another. I
> built gnupg on the new system and just copied my .gnupg directory from
> one to the other. I now have problems decrypting messages encrypted
> using my public key. However, if I encrypt a message to myelf on the
> new box, it decrypts fine.
> Should I have done something differently here?
I should probably add that the original keys were made with GPG 1.0.3
and the new box is running 1.0.4. And a little more detail would
probably be in order:
I generally use mutt. I first noticed the problem when it would start
showing messages like this (note the blank message):
[-- PGP output follows (current time: Tue Oct 24 17:28:02 2000) --]
gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
[-- End of PGP output --]
[-- BEGIN PGP MESSAGE --]
[-- END PGP MESSAGE --]
Pasting the message into gpg manually causes GPG causes it to fail
transparently, without any error messages. It prompts me to "Go ahead
and type your message ..." and I paste it in. It then says:
You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
user: "Ben Beuchler (MAILER-DAEMON) <email@example.com>"
1024-bit ELG-E key, ID 480FBF79, created 2000-09-20 (main key ID AFED231A)
After I type my passphrase and hit enter, it immediately drops me back
to the shell without any error messages. I am not passing any options
to gpg on the commmand line and I even renamed my options file to
prevent any conflicts there.
I tried using the --debug-all flag but that did not return anything that
made sense to me. I would be happy to stick it up on a website if that
would be of help. It was a bit large to attach here... ;-)
Ben Beuchler firstname.lastname@example.org
MAILER-DAEMON (612) 321-9290 x101
Bitstream Underground www.bitstream.net
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