Cannot decrypt with PGP 7.0.3 using PnuPG private key.

Louis Lubbers lou123 at
Tue Feb 3 19:55:11 CET 2004

Hello David,

Thank you for the advice. I am not yet getting it to work. I am doing the 

I generate a keypair: DSA and ElGamal, size 2048
gpg --homedir etc --simple-sk-checksum --edit-key logguard
gpg --homedir etc --export-secret-keys logguard >
I import the into PGP by dropping it into the PGPkeys window.
I sign and trust with my own key.
gpg.exe --homedir etc --recipient logguard --output g:\log.txt.pgp 
--encrypt g:\log.txt
I doubleclick the log.txt.pgp file and PGP prompts me to enter the 
passphrase for logguard.
I enter the passphrase for logguard and PGP will NOT decrypt it. I keep 
being prompted.

Am I doing something wrong?


At 15:13 29-1-2004, David Shaw wrote:
>On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 02:04:39PM +0100, lou123 at wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I am using GnuPG version 1.2.4 on Windows to encrypt logs. I also
> > need to use the keypair that I generated with GnuPG in PGP 7.0.3. I
> > successfully imported the private key into PGP.
> >
> > However, if I try to decrypt a file that I have encrypted with
> > GnuPG, it does not work. I was reading that PGP does not support
> > ElGamal, but I cannot find any switch that allows me to create a
> > keypair based on another algorithm.
>It isn't the algorithm.  PGP 7 uses a older method to protect the
>secret key.  Do this:
>  gpg --simple-sk-checksum --edit-key (yourkey)
>  passwd (change the password - you can change it back to the same
>         thing if you like)
>  save
>Now export the secret key again and import it into PGP.
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