sign a public key ?

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Wed Apr 2 06:43:09 CEST 2008

Phibee Network Operation Center wrote:
> John Clizbe a écrit :
>> Phibee Network Operation Center wrote:
>>> Hi
>>> i use this for crypt a tar archives:
>>> /usr/bin/gpg --recipient Stefan --encrypt /tmp/backup.tgz
>>> can i write for all time a "Y" or what is the exact process ?
>> /usr/bin/gpg --batch --yes --recipient Stefan --encrypt /tmp/backup.tgz
> Thanks for your answer, but i have read the man and tested this solution ...
> i have a :
> [root at gw tmp]# /usr/bin/gpg --batch --yes --recipient Stefan --encrypt 
> /tmp/backup.tgz
> gpg: DCC8B9Z4: Rien ne dit que la clé appartient vraiment à l'utilisateur
> nommé.
> gpg: /tmp/backup.tgz: encryption failed: clé publique inutilisable

Try signing his key with a local signature:

    gpg --edit-key Stefan lsign

or adding the --always-trust option to the command-line

    /usr/bin/gpg --batch --yes --always-trust --recipient Stefan \
        --encrypt /tmp/backup.tgz

I think a local sig is the better option.

John P. Clizbe                   Inet:   JPClizbe (a) tx DAWT rr DAHT con
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