Leigh S. Jones
Mon May 13 04:45:01 2002
"I still don't know why I can't generate a new key."
Perhaps the problem is that your keyring files are owned by
root, and you don't have the privilege to write to them as
another user. And perhaps the random seed file has not
been updated for the very same reason.
"... how I would import my current key pair (from windows)
so I can use it in GnuPG. Or, since the key is not widely
dispersed, can I make a new key pair in GnuPG and have
my PGP in windows use it?"
Export the public key from PGP and send it to me, or
put it on a keyserver and send me the key ID so that I
can look at the preferences. Tell me which version of
gpg you want compatibility with... I'll get you the answers
"Also, what I need to do so someone can verify my key
if I sign with GnuPG and they are using PGP in windows."
You won't need to make any changes to allow this.
"Are there any GUI interfaces, or anyway at all I can get
this to happen with GnuPG? I'm using RH 7.2 and
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kiel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 12, 2002 3:55 PM
Subject: Newbie Questions
> Hey everyone,
> Please excuse my incompitance, I'm trying to change by learning :)
> First, are any of you familar with this error:
> gpg: no writable public keyring found: eof
> Key generation failed: eof
> gpg: note: random_seed file not updated
> I get this when I try to generate a new key pair as a normal user.
> also can't list my current keyring (same as first error) When I
> root I have no problem. I might have been root when I installed and
> work on it last night but I still don't know why I can't generate a
> PGP compatibility. I took a look at the how-to that a link was
> to. I still have some questions. Basically can someone try to
> how I would import my current key pair (from windows) so I can use
> GnuPG. Or, since the key is not widely dispersed, can I make a new
> pair in GnuPG and have my PGP in windows use it? Also, what I need
> do so someone can verify my key if I sign with GnuPG and they are
> PGP in windows.
> PGP for windows has the shortcut keys to sign,encrypt,decrypt,verify
> current window. Are there any GUI interfaces, or anyway at all I
> get this to happen with GnuPG? I'm using RH 7.2 and Ximian Gnome.
> Thanks for your help in advance,
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