decrypt : primary key or subkey ?

Bruno Costacurta pubmb01 at
Wed Jun 6 17:14:18 CEST 2007

On Wednesday 06 June 2007 16:48:45 David SMITH wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 06, 2007 at 04:23:58PM +0200, Bruno Costacurta wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I'm not able to decrpyt message as I received hereafter message about
> > using subkey instead of primary key.
> >
> > Is this correct ? Could it be the problem relies on the usage of this
> > subkey ? If yes, how to manage my keyring regarding this
> > subkey (which is obviously used for en/decrypting not for signing) to be
> > able to decrypt ?
> IME it is normal to get this message when using subkeys.
> If you do 'gpg --list-keys --verbose', does it list the subkey 0CC897B5?
> What about when you do 'gpg --list-secret-keys'?

It seems the problem is here...

gpg --list-secret-keys -v  0x2E604D51
gpg: using PGP trust model
gpg: no secret subkey for public subkey 0CC897B5 - ignoring
sec   1024D/2E604D51 2006-06-11
uid                  Bruno Costacurta <bruno at>
uid                  Bruno Costacurta <contract at>
uid       [ revoked] pubmb01 <pubmb01 at>
uid       [ revoked] Bruno Costacurta <cob1 at>
uid       [ revoked] pubmb02 <pubmb02 at>
uid                  Bruno Costacurta <pubmb01 at>

So I simply do not have a secret for my subkey.
How can I add one ?
Thanks for your attention.


PGP key ID: 0x2e604d51
Key :
Key fingerprint = 713F 7956 9441 7DEF 58ED  1951 7E07 569B 2E60 4D51
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