gpg looking for strange additional key upon import (was Re: clean sigs)

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Sep 9 16:29:08 CEST 2005

On Fri, Sep 09, 2005 at 04:18:11PM +0200, Dirk Traulsen wrote:

> Interestingly there is a difference, whether I use '--import' to get 
> a key from a 'key.asc' or '--recv-key' to import it from a keyserver.
> It reproducibly asks for two different, not existing keys. On WinXP 
> it is always 0022FB70 when a key gets '--import'ed and 0022FA10 when 
> it is '--recv-key'ed. It is the same for Win95, but with other key 
> IDs: 0080F760 for '--import' and 0080F8F0 for '--recv-key'.

That looks disturbingly like uninitialized data, but I'm not able to
duplicate it here.

Here is what I'm doing:

$ rm ~/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg
$ gpg --import koch.asc
gpg: /home/dshaw/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key 57548DCD: public key "Werner Koch (gnupg sig) <dd9jn(at)>" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1

Can you give exact steps to follow?


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