Importing backed up card generated key

James Davis james at
Fri Jun 8 16:52:10 CEST 2007

I've just generated a key pair using my smartcard and asked it to make a
backup which it did. I'm doing a practice restore to see how the
procedure works and I'm a little stuck. I can import my new public key
onto my keyring but when I try to import the secret key it fails to do
so and I get the following output.

$ gpg --import james.davis at
gpg: key D7DDFF42: no user ID
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:       secret keys read: 1

What should I be doing? :-)


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