import pgp public key in gnupg

David.Bauer at SCHERING.DE David.Bauer at SCHERING.DE
Wed Jun 15 08:44:11 CEST 2005

Hi Charly,

the key import works with this option.
gpg identifies this as "old style (PGP 2.x) signature" and warns, that this
key is not certified with a trusted signature.
Anyway, I could sucessfully extract a file  which was signed with this
public key and that's what I need.

So many thanks for your help !


I believe this issue has been commented upon in this forum, a couple of
years ago maybe; it was about "public key algorithms 100 to 110" being
'reserved for private or experimental use'. I have tried to download key
EEE64249 from 4 different keyservers, nothing found.

As for "missing self signature", try to import the key while adding the
option --allow-non-selfsigned-uid. But I don't believe this will solve
the issue of algorithm 100.

I hope you get a better response from a more savvy user.


David.Bauer at SCHERING.DE wrote the following on 6/14/05 4:01 AM:
> Hello,
> I want to import a public key from pgp 8.1 into gnupg 1.4.1.
> The pgp key is RSA 1024.
> gpg returns this error messages:
> gpg: armor header: Version: PGP 8.1
> gpg: can't handle public key algorithm 100
> gpg: key EEE64249: no valid user IDs
> gpg: this may be caused by a missing self-signature
> I do not understand the "missing self-signature" because the key has a
> self-signature in pgp.
> Any hints what I'm doing wrong ?
> Thanks,
> David.

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