UTF8 passphrase problem (I think)

vedaal at hush.com vedaal at hush.com
Thu Jul 22 21:02:01 CEST 2004

Tom Hardy wrote:

> I currently have one home computer.  Two of the keys were created >under
kgpg; only the last one under the the UTF8 environment, and >that's the
one that works.  The two old ones were created under >Windows in about
>They fail the same way as the kgpg one from last year, passphrase not


do you have the IDEA module, and the option to load it, enabled?

the pgp 2.6 key will not do anything that requires a passphrase without
IDEA loaded, (although you can still encrypt to it and use it to verify)

the pgp 5.0 key, if it is an RSA key, will also need IDEA 

(-btw // feature request, 
is it possible for gnupg to alert users with an error message that would
indicate this type of problem, 
i.e., something like:
" gpg: the symmetric algorithm used to protect this secret key is not
available " )

with Respect,


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