restoring ~/.gnupg folder
chowse at charter.net
Wed Feb 4 10:10:02 CET 2004
I recently installed Fedora Core 1 and kgpg.
I generated a keypair and uploaded it to the mit keyserver.
Everything was working great.
I then fubar'd my Fedora install somehow, and decided the best option to fix
it was to re-install Fedora.
Before I did that, I saved my ~/.gnupg directory to a cd, exported my key to a
file, and generated a revocation certificate to a file.
After the re-install, I restored my ~/.gnupg directory from cd, and imported
the saved key.
Apparently, that was a bad decision. Now, when I try to import another key,
say the Microsoft pgp key, it won't work because it can't find a writable
Looking at the list of files in ~/.gnupg, it looks like maybe I should chmod
644 a few of them.
[root at moe root]# ll /home/charles/.gnupg
-r--r--r-- 1 charles charles 8075 Jan 30 20:52 gpg.conf
-r--r--r-- 1 charles charles 894 Jan 31 15:05 gpgkey.asc (my saved
-r--r--r-- 1 charles charles 902 Jan 31 14:19 pubring.gpg
-r--r--r-- 1 charles charles 600 Feb 2 13:43 random_seed
-r--r--r-- 1 charles charles 279 Jan 31 15:11 revcert.asc (my saved
-r--r--r-- 1 charles charles 1040 Jan 31 14:19 secring.gpg
-r--r--r-- 1 charles charles 1280 Jan 31 14:22 trustdb.gpg
Now to my questions:
What is the proper way to save my secret key to a floppy?
Can I recover from the present situation, and if so, how?
Please CC: me, I'm not subscribed to the list.
Thanks in advance!
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