GnuPG 1.2 encryption key selection with authentication keys

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Feb 10 21:46:12 CET 2005

On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 08:13:16PM +0100, Thomas Viehmann wrote:
> Hi,
> I've added a triple of subkeys on the OpenPGP card to my key, including 
> an authentication subkey. It seems that GnuPG 1.2 prefers this key for 
> encryption (and with gpg 1.2 I see encryption and signing as 
> capabilities), because I generated it last.
> Is there a way to make GnuPG 1.2 prefer the actual encryption key by 
> default?

Upgrade.  This was a bug fixed in GnuPG 1.2.7.


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