Importing backed up card generated key

James Davis james at
Mon Jun 18 12:10:57 CEST 2007

James Davis wrote:
> 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? :-)

Sorry to bring up this thread again but I've still not been able to work
out what I should be doing and I'd appreciate any help you can give me
as it's holding back my adoption of the smart card.



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