Bug: Unusable key

Ralph Angenendt ralph at strg-alt-entf.org
Wed Feb 4 16:35:35 CET 2004

Per Tunedal Casual wrote:
> Hello,
> I cannot encrypt to my personal key 0xAF351431 today! Maybe it's
> because it expires today in the year 2012? The key expires: 2012-02-04

Well, 0xAF351431 can only be used for signing and certification. The key
you encrypt to is your subkey 0xE3889A13, which expired yesterday:

pub  1024D/AF351431  created: 2002-02-04 expires: 2012-02-04 trust: -/-
sub  4096g/E3889A13  created: 2002-02-03 expires: 2004-02-03

This might be the reason you cannot encrypt to it :)

But maybe gpg should throw an error showing *why* the key is unusable.


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