Can a new version use old keys?
johanw at vulcan.xs4all.nl
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.
ir. J.C.A. Wevers // Physics and science fiction site:
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PGP/GPG public keys at http://www.xs4all.nl/~johanw/pgpkeys.html
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