Can a new version use old keys?

Johan Wevers johanw at
Fri Oct 15 19:49:03 CEST 2004

Pip Jones wrote:

>I've recently been forced to upgrade from 1.0.6 to 1.2.1 and am having 
>trouble decrypting. Do I need to regenerate the keys or should the old 
>keys still work in the new version?

There was a format change between 1.0.6 and 1.0.7 (to be honest, I think
that 1.0.7 is a wrong version number; 1.2.0 would have been more
accurate for that version.

You should run gpg --rebuild-keydb-caches. In the tools directory of the
source distribution, there is a script convert-from-106. You can use that
too to convert the keys.

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