import public keys generated with PGP 7.0.3

Ralf Hauser
Fri Jun 14 11:24:24 2002

The following worked for me:
rhauser@myhost:~> gpg --allow-secret-key-import --import 
gpg: key 49A176DA: secret key imported
gpg: key CA540C55: secret key imported
gpg: key E5A6DD35: no valid user IDs
gpg: this may be caused by a missing self-signature
gpg: key CB1E9CA9: no valid user IDs

gpg: key 57548DCD: not changed
gpg: key A7619BBC: not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 446
gpg:           w/o user IDs: 226
gpg:              unchanged: 217
gpg:       secret keys read: 3
gpg:  secret keys unchanged: 3

The Outlook key manager gpg_gpa from is little 
bit slow, but it seems to work.

Although it did loose the expiration date of my key and additional names.

Rgds r.

Leigh S. Jones, KR6X wrote:
> I've been successful importing both public and private keys from
> PGP6 and PGP7 including 7.0.3 into gnupg 1.0.6 for some time
> now.  My first suggestion is to set the preferred encryption
> algorithm within PGP <Options><Advanced> to "CAST", perhaps
> this might have to be done before creating your key (I'm not sure
> of this) but certainly before exporting.  Export the key from
> PGP-Keys by highlighting it and selecting <Keys><Export>.
> Save file as type ASCII (*.asc).  If you need to export the private
> key, check the appropriate box.
> When you get the key into gpg, you may have to trim off some
> user ID "images" with the command gpg --edit-key 0x########
> before the keys will be usable.  It's usually a good idea to remove
> any user ID's you are not going to use as well, if there are multiple
> IDs on the key.  WinPT seems to have a little trouble with extra
> user ID's.  See the gpg man pages for info on using the --edit-key
> command.  At least in 1.0.6 you started the --edit-key mode, then
> selected a user ID number by typing "uid 2" or similar, then
> performed a delete operation by typing "deluid".
> Looks like my first "make" operation of gpg-1.0.7 was successful
> on Sun Solaris 2.5 (sparc) with gpg and gnu make.  Now to test
> the new release.
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