Bug: Unusable key

Per Tunedal Casual pt at radvis.nu
Wed Feb 4 18:41:56 CET 2004

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At 16:35 2004-02-04, you wrote:
 >This mail was signed (PGP-MIME).
 >,-----GnuPG output follows (current time: Wed, Feb 04 2004 - 18:35:39)--
 >|     Signature made 02/04/04 16:35:34  using DSA key ID FD0BEDE5
 >|     Good signature from "Ralph Angenendt <ralph at strg-alt-entf.org>"
 >|                     aka "Ralph Angenendt <ra at br-online.de>"
 >|                     aka "Ralph Angenendt <ralph at bloatware.de>"
 >|                     aka "Ralph Angenendt <ralph at netztrottel.de>"
 >|     WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
 >|              There is no indication that the signature belongs to the
 >|     Primary key fingerprint: DE5F 7E37 04B4 4A22 AE5F  4568 8C1E B2BB FD0B
 >,-----Signed were the following parts of this multipart-message:--------
 >|     Part #1 : text/plain
 >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.

Thank you all!

I didn't notice when I examined the key properties with WinPT or in
commandline mode. Strange. Maybe I didn't remember the most useful GPG-options.

It might be a good idea to make GPG display a more helpful error message,
as you suggested.

Per Tunedal

Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (MingW32) - GPGrelay v0.94


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