Problems importing public key

Graeme Nichols gnichols at
Wed Apr 14 08:15:22 CEST 2004

Hello Folks,

I was sent a public key by a fellow so that I could encrypt a file to
him. The name of the file, for what it is worth is: 0xF94BBB03.asc which
happens to be the DSA key ID of his key used to sign his emails. It
imports OK into my gnupg V1.2.3 but when I click on the lock icon in
Evolution (so I can test the public key) I get the following error:

gpg: armor header: Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux)
gpg: Signature made Sat 03 Apr 2004 09:54:31 EST using DSA key ID
gpg: BAD signature from "Benoit Grégoire (Serveur télématique des
étudiants de Polytechnique) <bock at>"
gpg: textmode signature, digest algorithm SHA1

What have I done wrong?

I have another public key that I imported from a keyserver that works OK
if I click the lock icon on Evolution yet if I fire up seahorse and
click on the Key Manager icon to list the keys I have under the 'trust'
column both the public keys I have imported show 'ERROR'. Mine naturally
shows 'ultimate'

I really need to find out if I have done something wrong so I can
rectify the problem as Benoit is waiting for the file he needs me to
send him and I am not going to send it if something is wrong as the file
has some very private data in it and I don't want it to fall into the
wrong hands.


Kind regards,

Graeme Nichols

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