Revocation of key with only secret portion

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu May 13 19:33:39 CEST 2004

On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 05:46:40PM +0100, Stuart A Yeates wrote:
> I have a key-pair to which I have mislaid the public key but not the 
> secret key. The public key is not on the keyservers, but some 
> individuals may have it, so I would like to revoke it.
> All of my attemps to either generate a public key from the private key 
> or generate a revocation from teh secret key alone have proved 
> unsuccessful. Can I do either of these?

You can generate a public key from your private key.  How did you
attempt it?

Try this:

  gpg --export-secret-key yourkey > secretkey.gpg
  gpgsplit --no-split --secret-to-public secretkey.gpg > publickey.gpg
  gpg --import publickey.gpg


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