How to import an old GnuPG signature?

Peter Kuhm
Sat Jul 13 14:30:02 2002

At 08:42 13.07.02 -0300, Demoin wrote:
>On Sat, 2002-07-13 at 08:23, Timo Schulz wrote:

>> Try this:
>> $ gpg --allow-secret-key-import --import seckey.asc
>Here's the line command about what I do:
>$ gpg --allow-secret-key-import --import Demoin1.asc
>gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
>gpg: key EEB28B01: not changed
>gpg: Total number processed: 1
>gpg:              unchanged: 1
>$ gpg --allow-secret-key-import --import Demoin2.asc
>gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
>gpg: key 6D9C7C61: public key imported
>gpg: Total number processed: 1
>gpg:               imported: 1

because it seems you're a bit confused with keys and sigs
maybe you haven't exported your _secret key_ to Demoin1.asc? 
read the man page section for --export-secret-keys [names]

>$ cat opa
>la la la la la test test test
>$ gpg --clearsign opa
>gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
>gpg: no default secret key: secret key not available
>gpg: opa: clearsign failed: secret key not available
>Another idea?

You wrote:
| In the old machine, I was using the same version of GnuPG (1.0.6), in Red Hat 7.3

if you don't need any new keypairs or such which you may have
created in the meantime so why don't you simply copy your existing


onto your new box? Am I missing something?