secret key not available

William F Holmes wholmes4 at
Wed Jul 27 23:07:18 CEST 2005

We recently generated a new key pair because of a server domain change.  We
generated a new armored public key and provided it to companies that send
us files via ftp.  They have encrypted files with our new public key and
sent these files.  We cannot decrypt them.

Here is what we get when we try to decrypt:

gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
gpg: encrypted with ELG-E key, ID 7725AAB6
gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available

We're using GnuPG version 1.0.6.

What have we done wrong?

William F. Holmes
Sr. PeopleSoft Oracle Database Administrator
Desk:  703-818-5635
E-mail: wholmes4 at


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