GPG encrypting and decrypting files
sbutler at fchn.com
Wed Mar 3 08:06:34 CET 2004
Did you copy the keyring or use the appropriate export/import commands?
On the recipient machine, do the following:
See if your secret key is listed there. Do the same on the sending machine.
I'm convinced that the two lists will be different.
You may need to:
1. Use --export-secret-keys on the one box to
2. Use --import on the other box of the secret keys exported in #1
3. (If older GnuPG) use --allow-secret-key-import when doing #2.
From: Craig Gardner [mailto:cgardner at adismri.com]
Sent: Monday, March 01, 2004 11:44 AM
On Sat, 2004-02-28 at 06:32, Neil Williams wrote:
> Linux / windows machines?
Both machines are running Linux. The machine encrypting the files is
running Red Hat 8 and the decrypting machine is on SuSE 9.
I seem to have gotten beyond this problem, and have come across a new
one. When I go to decrypt the file, I get a message saying :
gpg: encrypted with ELG-E key, ID 9012F1E4
gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available
When I "gpg --list-keys", the keys are identical on both the encrypting
and decrypting machines. Is there something that I'm missing somewhere?
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