secret key (not) available

Gou Yang mega408 at
Wed Dec 13 23:28:51 CET 2006


If you were able to encrypt a file and then you listed the keys and found 
none then perhaps you are using an incorrect key ring. You should check to 
make sure you are using the right keyring or you should just use "--home" 
and specify the exact location.


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>Hallo everybody
>I use GPG 1.4.4 and have encrypted a txt-file on computer A.
>I put this encrypted txt-file to computer B and wanted to decrypt it there.
>Then computer B said "secret key not available".
>So I exported my keys from computer A and imported them in computer B.
>But the error remained.
>So I copied the encrypted txt-file back to computer A and wanted to decrypt
>it there. But there was the same error!
>gpg --list-keys didn't even show any keys on computer A.
>So I exported the keys from computer B and imported them on computer A.
>Where they were actually created. But it still didn't work.
>I have another file encrypted with gpg on computer A and I can decrypt this
>gpg -K does not show any keys (!?)
>I hope this problem is not too confusing.
>Thank you very much for your effort!
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