I have the public key, but not the private...

John Clizbe JPClizbe at comcast.net
Fri Jul 29 05:15:51 CEST 2005

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Travis C Newman wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-07-27 at 02:29 -0400, Atom Smasher wrote:
>> you did follow the instructions and created a revocation certificate, 
>> right? and stored it in a safe place?
> Nope. the howto I followed had nothing about it. I'm admittedly quite
> green with GPG. I just needed it to sign something once, now I need it
> to sign something else, and I don't have the revocation cert. 
> *bangs head on desk*

The old key is toast. There is nothing you can do to retrieve it.

Create a new key. And this time, create a revocation certificate THEN save
the pubkey, seckey, and revcert offline somewhere safe.

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