Version 1.4.1 generate keys that don't import in 1.2.6

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Aug 26 17:58:56 CEST 2005

On Wed, Aug 24, 2005 at 03:52:07PM +0200, Håkan Markör wrote:
> Hi
> >gpg --version
> gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.1
> Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
> This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
> under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.
> Home: ~/.gnupg
> Supported algorithms:
> Pubkey: RSA, RSA-E, RSA-S, ELG-E, DSA
> Hash: MD5, SHA1, RIPEMD160, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512
> Compression: Uncompressed, ZIP, ZLIB, BZIP2
> >
> >gpg --import hakma.asc
> gpg: key 7CC30F25: invalid self-signature on user id "Hakma (Shanghai key) <hakma at>"
> gpg: key 7CC30F25: invalid subkey binding
> gpg: key 7CC30F25: no valid user IDs
> gpg: this may be caused by a missing self-signature
> gpg: Total number processed: 1
> gpg:           w/o user IDs: 1

You don't give any actual information about the key, so it's not
possible to help you.  I suspect, given the versions of GnuPG, that
you generated a Elgamal sign+encrypt key.  This key type was dropped
from the OpenPGP standard, so newer programs will not support it.

What does 'gpg --list-keys 7CC30F25' return?


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