"no decrypt() for 17" - possible solution

Matthias Wimmer m@tthias.net
Thu Jun 5 00:41:02 2003

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Matthias Wimmer wrote:
| Since I have distributed my new private subkey to all computers where I
| use GnuPG I can decrypt the messages (that I was not able to decrypt
| before) again.

This was a bit to fast. I can decrypt the message where I have the new
subkey ... but still I can't import this new subkey where I havn't had
it before.

At the computer I created the subkey I export it with "gpg
- --export-secret-keys aa839af9" and I get a file where the new subkey is

gpg --list-packets tells me:

:secret sub key packet:
	version 4, algo 1, created 1051201764, expires 0
	skey[0]: [4096 bits]
	skey[1]: [6 bits]
	iter+salt S2K, algo: 3, SHA1 protection, hash: 2, salt: 0257594721e89512
	protect count: 96
	protect IV:  d1 55 65 14 80 04 b3 c0
	encrypted stuff follows
:signature packet: algo 17, keyid 27FE6356AA839AF9
	version 4, created 1051201764, md5len 0, sigclass 18
	digest algo 2, begin of digest 83 a1
	hashed subpkt 2 len 5 (sig created 2003-04-24)
	hashed subpkt 27 len 2 (key flags: 0C)
	hashed subpkt 9 len 5 (key expires after 180d0h0m)
	subpkt 16 len 9 (issuer key ID 27FE6356AA839AF9)
	data: [155 bits]
	data: [159 bits]

But when I import this with "gpg --import" I don't get this new secret
key in my keyring.

gpg tells:

gpg: key AA839AF): already in secret keyring
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:       secret keys read: 1
gpg:  secret keys unchanged: 1

Am I doing something wrong?
~     Matthias

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