Decrypting with private key and public key is missing
John at Mozilla-Enigmail.org
Thu Oct 16 01:44:27 CEST 2008
> Hi Im using GPG CL 1.4.9.
> case is -
> 1)somebody (trusted) is generating key pair on my behalf(as proxy). But he
> is sending me only my secret key and NOT public key.
> 2) I was able to import the secret key in gpg keyring using
> --allow-secret-key-import command
> 3) But when I try to decrypt the file (which was encrypted using my public
> key its not with me though) I get error message such as
> gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available. Though I know I have
> secret key with me.
> Please help
Use gpgsplit and generate a public key file to import:
Syntax: gpgsplit [options] [files]
Split an OpenPGP message into packets
-v, --verbose verbose
-p, --prefix STRING Prepend filenames with STRING
--uncompress uncompress a packet
--secret-to-public convert secret keys to public keys
--no-split write to stdout and don't actually split
John P. Clizbe Inet:John (a) Mozilla-Enigmail.org
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