PGP to GnuPG

Alphax alphasigmax at
Fri Jun 16 12:44:01 CEST 2006

Ash M wrote:
> Hi,
> I am working on a project to convert PGP keys to GnuPG.
> Most of the keys created recently have successfully been migtated but I am
> unable to migrate the ones created using PGP Version: 4.0 Business Edition.
> The error I get is: ( gpg version 1.4.2 )
>   $ gpg --import
>   gpg: WARNING: using insecure memory!
>   gpg: please see for more information
>   gpg: key 390CA571: no valid user IDs
>   gpg: this may be caused by a missing self-signature
>   gpg: Total number processed: 1
>   gpg:           w/o user IDs: 1
> Following is the output from pgp for the same key:
>   $ pgp -kvv 0x390CA571
>   Looking for user ID "0x390CA571".
>   Type bits      keyID      Date       User ID
>   RSA  1024      0x390CA571 2003/09/24 KKK <one_e05>
>   sig            0xCC7AB923             MFF user <mff at>
>   1 matching key found.
> I have heard that there are compatibility issues between GnuPG and older
> versions of PGP but is there any way of getting around this ?
> Any help would be well appreciated.

If you still have the secret key, you can have the key sign itself and
then this error will not occur. Otherwise, you can use the option in GnuPG


to import the key, and then have it sign itself.

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