gpg: protection algorithm 254 is not supported

David Shaw
Wed Oct 30 18:33:02 2002

On Tue, Oct 29, 2002 at 05:43:28PM +0100, Dominik Schwald wrote:
> Hi,
> i've got a small GnuPG Problem. using windows98 with gpg1.2.1-1 i've 
> some problems with decrypting.
> i've got 2 secret keys for 2 different email adresses. The older one has 
> no problems in decrypting data, but when i try to decrypt anything, that 
> was encrypted for the new key i get the following output:
> C:\Programme\gnupg1.2.1-1>gpg -d test.asc
> gpg: protection algorithm 254 is not supported
> gpg: encrypted with 2048-bit ELG-E key, ID 2AB52944, created 2002-10-10
>       "Dominik Schwald (nextbyte Software GmbH) <>"
> gpg: public key decryption failed: unknown cipher algorithm
> gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available
> Of course the secret Key IS avaliable and ultimatively trusted...
> What is wrong here?

This is a problem if you have a key generated with 1.0.7 or later,
import it to 1.0.6 and then import it back into 1.0.7 or later.  1.0.6
corrupts the key.


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