gpg: no secret key available for decryption

Stefan H. Holek
Wed, 25 Oct 2000 10:38:25 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 24 Oct 2000, Caleb Land wrote:

> ---output---
> gpg: encrypted with 3072-bit ELG-E key, ID AA4D2A27, created 2000-10-16
> "Brian R. Boyce <>"
> gpg: no secret key for decryption available
> ---/output---
> 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?
This has nothing to do with PGP 6.8.5 other than IIRC it defaults to "encrypt to self". The message means that the above file is not only encrypted to you, but also to Veritas, and, for obvious reasons, you do not have Veritas' secret key in your keyring. This is good, no reason to worry. HTH Stefan -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to