problem with newbies key attached sig

Neil Williams linux at
Thu Aug 12 20:21:21 CEST 2004

On Thursday 12 August 2004 5:28, Carl William Spitzer IV wrote:
> pg: using secondary key 8D794F7D instead of primary key 33A3AB45
> gpg: 8D794F7D: There is no indication that this key really belongs to

so gpg is doing as pgp. However, you haven't set this key as trustworthy so it 
is unusable for encryption.

> the owner

You need to verify and sign the key. Also check that your own key is set as 
ultimate trust and that you've done a gpg --update-trustdb.

If you want to force it without trust (NOT wise) or if you have a secondary 
method of trust, use --trust-model always.

> gpg: [stdin]: encryption failed: unusable public key


Neil Williams
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