Migrate from gnupg/Linux to gnupg/win32

Kevin L. Collins kcollins at klcollins.org
Mon Feb 13 15:06:43 CET 2006

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On 2/12/2006 2:19 PM Todd Zullinger wrote:
> Kevin L. Collins wrote:
>>> Following a Mozilla guide, I tried to move my gpg keyrings to the
>>> CLI of gpg for windows.  This was done so that I could get
>>> Thunderbird signing and encrypting my e-mails.
>>> Apparently my secret key mae in just fine, as I can at least sign
>>> outgoing e-mails.  But my public keyring is hosed.  Here's what I
>>> get when I run 'gpg --list-keys':
> Any pointers as to what Mozilla guide and how it instructed you to
> move the keyrings?  Maybe that'd make it easier for someone to spot
> why your pubring didn't get imported properly.

For the record, the guide I followed was this one:
http://enigmail.mozdev.org/gpgconf.html.  I was setting up 'enigmail'
for Thunderbird.

I have my keys rings working now...with the exception of one key, that
appears to be malformed.  I'm going to contact my fried who owns that
key to day and see if he has had any problems with it.  BTW, the key in
question, can't even be imported from a key server without gpg complaining.

> Here's how I'd try this (not tested since I'm fortunate enough to not
> have a windows box handy):
> # export
> gpg --export > public-keys.gpg
> gpg --export-secret-keys > secret-keys.gpg
> gpg --export-ownertrust > ownertrust.gpg
> # import
> gpg --import public-keys.gpg secret-keys.gpg
> gpg --import-ownertrust ownertrust.gpg

This is good information.  I may backup and try this later tonight as I
still have a pristine copy of the gpg stuff on a Linux box at home.

- --

Kevin L. Collins, MCSE
Systems Manager
Nesbitt Engineering, Inc.
Version: GnuPG v1.4.2 (MingW32)
Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org


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