CPAN GPG-0.06 Help - Secret Key Unavailable

Robert Curry rob.curry at
Fri Dec 5 12:02:23 CET 2003


I am extremely new to both Perl and GPG.  I have managed to get a perl
script to use the CPAN GPG-0.06 module and it successfully creates a GPG
object but when I attempt to clearsign anything I get a "secret key not
available" error.


******************************************************************** COMMAND
: /usr/local/bin/gpg -a --homedir ./.gnupg --batch --no-comment --no-version
$self->{'homedir'} : ./.gnupg $self->{'config'} : $self->{'armor'} : 1
$self->{'debug'} : 1
******************************************************************** New GPG
object successfully created ------------------------------------------
******************************************************************** COMMAND
: /usr/local/bin/gpg -a --homedir ./.gnupg --batch --no-comment --no-version
--passphrase-fd 0 --default-key INFOTECH247 --clearsign [PID 1471] STDIN :
iloveapple month: all STDOUT : WARNING : STDERR : gpg: no default secret
key: secret key not available gpg: [stdin]: clearsign failed: secret key not
******************************************************************** signed
text : ------------------------------------------

Has anyone experienced this? Or any ideas why it might be happening?

Kind Regards,

Rob Curry
Internet Developer | Infotech 24 7 Limited

[e] rob.curry at
[t] 0845 1300 558

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