verify signatures failed

Michael Anckaert
Tue Jun 11 10:54:01 2002

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On Mon, Jun 10, 2002 at 12:13:01AM -0600, Joseph wrote:
> I've generated my key in GPG 1.0.6 and I just upgraded to ver. 1.0.7
> When I extract my public key and try to verify it I get an error:
> gpg: armor header: Version: GnuPG v1.0.7 (GNU/Linux)
> gpg: verify signatures failed: unexpected data
> Does anybody have similar problem?
> Though, if I sign a email and try to verify it it works OK

There is no problem. If you extract a public key, it isn't a signature
that you can verify. A signature is a hash that is created using your
key. gpg uses your key and the data from the email to create a hash,
gpg can then verify this hash (the signature) and determine whether or
not the signature is valid (made with a good key).=20

LINUX: The Choice of a GNU Generation...
Michael Anckaert

-->If you use envelopes, why not use encryption?
OpenPGP: 0xC3300BEC

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