Checksum in Secret Key Packet

Hasnain Mujtaba hmujtaba at
Tue Jun 15 23:35:39 CEST 2004

Hi All,

A question about the checksum field in RSA Secret Key Packets. GPG107
RSA secret key packets contain a checksum field. Whereas GPG124 RSA
secret key packets do not have the checksum field.  Why this omission? 

I am trying to load some old GPG107 RSA 2048 keypairs into my Cryptix
keyrings and the checksum validation is failing.  But GPG124 RSA
keypairs, because they don't have the checksum, are loading fine. 

Seems like the RSA secret key packet structure has changed considerably
between GPG107 and GPG124. 

Any thoughts?

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