Decryption doesn't work anymore

Niels Ringelmann canuzzi at
Thu Oct 13 15:39:09 CEST 2005

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Hi mailinglist members!

Until today, I was working fine with GnuPG, but today after
experimentaiotn with sub ids (and removing them again). I am no longer
able to decrypt with my secret key, as you can see in the following
example (unfortunatley, its the german version of gnupg, so I added some
English comments in square brackets after the german version):
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canuzzi at gaia:~> gpg --edit-key canuzzi at
gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.2; Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.

Geheimer Schlüssel ist vorhanden. [secret key exists]

pub  1024D/98E19C0A  created: 2003-11-20  expires: niemals     usage: CS
                     trust: uneingeschränkt Gültigkeit: uneingeschränkt
sub  1024g/A73E22F0  created: 2003-11-20  expires: niemals     usage: E
[ultimate] (1). Niels Ringelmann (Private Email) <canuzzi at>
[ultimate] (2)  Niels Ringelmann (Institut fuer Photogrammetrie und
Fernerkundung, TU Wien) <Niels.Ringelmann at>
[ultimate] (3)  [jpeg image of size 5630]

Befehl> quit
canuzzi at gaia:~> echo foo | gpg -e -r canuzzi at | gpg -d -r
canuzzi at
gpg: encrypted with 1024-bit ELG-E key, ID A73E22F0, created 2003-11-20
      "Niels Ringelmann (Private Email) <canuzzi at>"
gpg: Entschlüsselung fehlgeschlagen: Geheimer Schlüssel ist nicht vorhanden
[decryption failed: secret key does not exists]
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I hope, I don't have to abandon that key :(
Version: GnuPG v1.4.2 (GNU/Linux)
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