Trust Issue

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon Jun 26 23:27:04 CEST 2006

On Mon, Jun 26, 2006 at 04:18:34PM -0500, SeidlS at wrote:
> Can someone explain to me what would have occurred within gpg to cause the
> following error:
>    gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
>    gpg: using secondary key 11111111 instead of primary key 11111111
>    Could not find a valid trust path to the key.  Let's see whether we
>    can assign some missing owner trust values.
>    No path leading to one of our keys found.
>    1024g/11111111 2001-06-11 "XXXXXXXXXXXXXX"
>                 Fingerprint: aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa  aaaa aaaa aaaa aaaa
>    aaaa
>    It is NOT certain that the key belongs to its owner.
>    If you *really* know what you are doing, you may answer
>    the next question with yes
>    Use this key anyway?
> The process using this key was working fine last Wednesday, but quit
> working last Thursday.  There were no changes (imports, edits, or deletes)
> to the key ring or the trustDB during that time.
> I have googled for the errors and have a work around in place (added
> --always-trust to the options file), but am curious what would have caused
> this issue, and what needs to be done to resolve?

Most likely, a signature somewhere in the trust chain expired.
Expired signatures do not carry trust.


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