Checksum in Secret Key Packet

David Shaw dshaw at
Wed Jun 16 02:04:38 CEST 2004

On Tue, Jun 15, 2004 at 06:50:44PM -0400, Hasnain Mujtaba wrote:
> I was refering to the cleartext checksum. Please see below (key was
> generated with GPG107). If I understand the RFC bis10 correctly, the
> clear text checksum is deprecated. Is that correct?

Yes, and starting with 1.0.7, GnuPG does not use it any longer.
However, if you specifically ask for it (via --simple-sk-checksum),
then you will get the old checksum.

If the example key you give was generated with GnuPG 1.0.7, then it
was due to --simple-sk-checksum.


More information about the Gnupg-users mailing list