how can i backsign old keys with a smartcard system

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at
Sat Jul 19 11:16:52 CEST 2008

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Jelle de Jong wrote:
|> Werner Koch wrote:
|>> On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 15:09, jelledejong at said:
|>>> I tried searching the internet but found no solutions only this:
|>> Right, you hit this case.
|>>> The question now is, how can i backsig my old keys with my smartcard
|>>> system to solve the cross-certification workaround?
|>> You need to do this on a system where the real key is available.  The
|>> error message indicates that the actual secret key is not available but
|>> replaced by a dummy stub (protection mode 1001).  This has nothing to do
|>> with a smart card stub (protection mode 1002).
|>> Salam-Shalom,
|>>    Werner
|> Thanks you again for the good information.
|> I imported my real security keys and did a cross-certify and uploaded
|> the keys to your preferred server. When will the key server sync?
|> gpg --edit-key 6F63E479
|> Command> cross-certify
|> Command> quit
|> gpg --keyserver --send-keys 6F63E479
|> Because the keys are so imported, I ask a lot and experiment little I
|> hope this is a bid understandable.
|> I removed my ~/.gnupg/ folder and restored my original key system and
|> notisched the cross-certify issue was back agian. Then I updated my
|> keys with Enigmail agianst the server and this updated
|> my keys and the cross-certify issues was gone again.
|> I would like to know how I should backup this new altered keys? What
|> keys are changed by the cross-certify command and how should I update
|> my orignal keys.
|> I have two original files secring.gpg and pubring.gpg
|> I hope you can help me,
|> Thanks in advance,
|> Jelle

Somebody that can help me a bid with the above questions?

Thank you all,

Best regards,


ps (why does Enigmail but "|" before everything as I sign the message?)
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