moving gpg to another PC
Sat May 4 21:01:02 2002
Nic Ferrier wrote:
> > I installed GPG on a linux machine some time ago, I've now moved my
> > home stuff to another machine (I still have the old one).
> > I want to move my GPG stuff to the new machine.
> > I saw a message in March that suggested that I would just have to
> > copy the .gnupg directory to the new machine, I've tried that but it
> > doesn't seem to work.
> > The problem is that the key ids change as soon as the directory is
> > copied. This means that the new machine can't decrypt stuff sent with
> > the private key created on the old machine.
> > Can anybody help?
"R. Bradley Tilley" <firstname.lastname@example.org> replied:
> It's permissions
> .gnupg directory is 700
> options file is 664
> pubring.gpg file is 664
> random_seed file is 600
> secring.gpg file is 600
> trustdb file is 664
> Place the .gnupg directory into
> the users home directory and
> chown and chgrp to that user.
> Be sure the permissions match
> the ones above.
No. It isn't permissions. I copied the dir with the correct
permissions and it still doesn't work. When one does:
on both machines the key ids are very clearly different.
gpg -d somefile-enrypted-by-old-key
on the new machine fails with the statement:
gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available
gpg: [don't know]: invalid packet (ctb=50)
whereas on the old machine it's fine.
Any more ideas?