Bug: Unusable key
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Thu Feb 5 16:13:52 CET 2004
On Thu, Feb 05, 2004 at 08:55:27PM +0100, Per Tunedal Casual wrote:
> At 16:36 2004-02-05, you wrote:
> >On Wed, Feb 04, 2004 at 04:35:35PM +0100, Ralph Angenendt wrote:
> >> 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.
> >This is a little difficult since the reason is not always easy to say
> >in a simple error message. For example, given a key with two subkeys,
> >one is expired, and one is revoked. What should the error message
> Why not "Encryption key unusable" nor "Encryption key revoked or expired".
Which key was unusable? In the example, there were two subkeys.
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