[slug] Re: Ohhhh jeeee: ... this is a bug

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Sun Mar 30 05:40:01 2003

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On Sat, Mar 29, 2003 at 09:45:14PM -0500, Nori Heikkinen wrote:
> on Sat, 29 Mar 2003 09:34:52PM -0500, Gabe Rosenkoetter insinuated:
> > > on Thu, 27 Mar 2003 10:54:42AM -0500, David Shaw insinuated:
> > > > That error means "I did a lookup for a secret key in the secret
> > > > keyring, and got back a public key.  Why is that in there?"
> >=20
> > Um, Nori, there isn't any chance that you did, in fact, add a public
> > key to your secret key ring, is there?
> i guess anything is a possibility -- how might i have done that?

Do you have something like

  keyring secring.gpg

in your gpg.conf or options file?  That would certainly fit your
symptoms of everything working for a while and then suddenly the
secret key was replaced by a public key.

> but:
> orange:~/.gnupg> gpg --no-comment --export-secret-key nori | gpg
> --list-packets | grep public
> :public key packet:
> :public sub key packet:
> does that mean i did?

It certainly means there is a public key in your secret keyring...


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