Problems decrypting a mail with my openpgp card
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Wed May 17 16:46:32 CEST 2006
On Wed, May 17, 2006 at 04:07:30PM +0200, Michael Bienia wrote:
> gpg --card-status lists the subkey 02CC2588 as my authentication key. I
> created the keys in the order recommended by the subkey_howto on
> www.fsfe.org: auth, sign, encrypt.
> How get I this mail decrypted?
You basically can't, unless you have a copy of your authentication key
outside of the smartcard in which case you can modify it into an
encryption key and decrypt.
This is a bug in PGP, where it will encrypt to keys that are not
marked for encryption. It was fixed recently (in 8.something, if I
recall), but as you have seen, there are many old copies of PGP out
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