Lost key -- retrieval possible?
Tue Feb 11 18:48:01 2003
on Tue, 11 Feb 2003 08:51:05AM -0500, David Shaw insinuated:
> On Mon, Feb 10, 2003 at 09:22:26PM -0500, Nori Heikkinen wrote:
> > > If so, I think when you were copying data around, you might have
> > > copied your public key on top of your secret key. That is
> > > consistent with the other errors you reported as well.
> > oh, i hoped something like that hadn't happened ... i don't
> > understand how it could have, as i didn't rename files or
> > anything!
> That's very strange. If you just copied the .gnupg directory whole,
> this should not be possible. Perhaps as the disk was failing one
> file became munged into another?
well, the memory was certainly failing ... it was crashing all the
> > > Or perhaps when you were copying files around you copied the
> > > secret keyring into a different file?
> > what would i be looking for? something that said "private key
> > packet"? if so, should i just make a backup directory, go
> > through, and rename everything in in secring.gpg, and then try the
> > command, grepping for "private"?
> You don't need to do all the renaming: just run "gpg --list-packets"
> on each file in question. Grep for "secret".
nothing there. damn. i guess i have to give it up for lost, huh.
thanks anyway for your help!
.~. nori @ sccs.swarthmore.edu
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