Are DSA2 signing keys backwards compatible?

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon Feb 11 02:15:49 CET 2008

On Sun, Feb 10, 2008 at 04:47:37PM -0600, Kevin Hilton wrote:
> Are DSA2 signing keys (or simply DSA keys that are larger than 1024
> bits) backwards compatible with older GnuPG versions prior to 1.48?

Basically, no.  It's the main reason why --enable-dsa2 is off by


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