gpg 1.0.5: unusable secret key

David Champion
Wed Jun 13 22:35:02 2001

On 2001.06.13, in <>,
	"Werner Koch" <> wrote:

> || On Wed, 13 Jun 2001 12:10:32 -0500
> || David Champion <> wrote:
> dc> What if this doesn't work? Replacing all my keys is the only option?
> Run gpg with option --debug=64 to see what's the problem with the
> key. The debug output should give you some hints why gpg considers
> the key invalid.
OK, thanks. GnuPG 1.0.6 tells me that this key expired Wed Jan 31 23:51:33 2001 CST, and won't use it: shell$ gpg --detach-sign file gpg: no default secret key: unusable secret key gpg: signing failed: unusable secret key GnuPG 1.0.3 says that it *never* expires, and happily signs. I'm afraid I've missed any notation in changelogs, announcements, etc of changes relating to key expiry. Can some tell me (or point me to) what I'm missing? I'm not sure whether to expect this problem elsewhere. At least one person I know is having the same problem, though he doesn't know it yet, because he's using an older version of gpg. :) Also, for future versions, it would be nice for gpg to say that the signing key is expired rather than to say only that no usable key was found. (I have a default-key setting in ~/.gnupg/options, so there's a single key that's specifically bad, I presume.) -- -D. NSIT University of Chicago