invalid armor header
Tue Aug 13 18:31:01 2002
I installed GnuPG on my debian woody system a few months ago, made my key,
exported it and imported a couple. It works fine with Mutt and I was happy. I
don't know what version I had at the time. I now have 1.0.6-3.
This morning I got an encrypted message and went to get the key for this
person. I first tried:
gpg --recv-key --keyserver keyserver.net <email@example.com>
That didn't work; so I went to keyserver.net and got the text file for this
person and ran:
gpg --import <text-file>
I got and error - invalid armor header. I can't figure out what to do to get
this thing imported.
I read the manual again (instead of the little notes I had) and it said that
'recv-key' required the KEY ID instead of the email address. I tried the
command with the KEY ID (the digits given at the site which I assume is
correct) and got that it was an invalid ID. The syntax I used was:
gpg --recv-key --keyserver keyserver.net 12345678
I did a quick look through the archives for subjects with armor in them and
didn't see anything for the last 7 months that has to do with this issue.
This morning I got another key on someone I already had and tried to import it
and got the armor error. I tried it at work on the ISP server and used what I
think was the same key. It worked. They have 1.0.6 on there.
Any advice on this?