Recent problem

Harry A. Sutton
Sat Oct 5 18:07:02 2002

Hi David,

Thanks for the quick response -

I recently (within the last three months) upgraded my version of RedHat
by installing 7.3 on a new disk; I then did an export-secret-key from my
old system disk to install my key on the new system. To the best of my
recollection, I didn't do an export-secret-subkeys.

And anyway, since that new install, I've been able to sign and encrypt
outgoing mail messages using Ximian Evolution, but now I can't.


On Sat, 2002-10-05 at 10:57, David Shaw wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 05, 2002 at 09:24:30AM -0400, Harry A. Sutton wrote:
> > One symptom, which I can't find any data on, is the following: when I
> > attempt to locally sign a key (e.g., Werner Koch's), I get the an error
> > message I haven't seen before. Here's the way it goes:
> [..]
> > It's that "secret key parts are not available" thing that's throwing me.
> > Can anyone point me to a solution?
> "secret key parts are not available" is the error that is returned
> when a user tries to make a signature with a key that was created via
> --export-secret-subkeys.  These keys have all their subkeys, but no
> primary key, which is generally the key used for signing.  Did you use
> --export-secret-subkeys?
> David
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