Corruption of KeyRing (possible WinPT related?)

Peter Schott pschott at
Mon Jun 6 17:39:13 CEST 2005

Timo, I'm using 1.4.1 on my PC.  I was just a little concerned as I
don't use GPG on a regular basis so when something reports that one of
my keyrings is corrupt, it's probably one of my manager-type programs.

Current running WinPT and the Outlook plugin.  Those would be the only
programs I can think of that would be touching the keyring.

If there's something else that could be affecting this, please let me
know.  I'll check into it.



Date: Sat, 4 Jun 2005 11:28:39 +0200
From: Timo Schulz <twoaday at>
Subject: Re: Corruption of KeyRing (possible WinPT related?)

On Fri Jun 03 2005; 13:16, Peter Schott wrote:

> I will sometimes start my PC and when the WinPT program launches, I 
> have a 0-byte pubring or secring.  I have backups, but I am a little

I heard about this problem one or two times, but fact is that WinPT
never writes to the keyring directly. The backup is also a one-way
process which means: the pubring.gpg is copied to pubring-bak.gpg but
not vice versa.

> concerned that I could lose all of my keys due to some corruption or 
> improper closing of the file.

What GPG version you use (1.4.1)?


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