Transferring GnuPG accounts

Adam Bogacki afb at
Sun Aug 9 07:15:01 CEST 2009

On Fri, Aug 07, 2009 at 11:45:07PM -0400, David Shaw wrote:
> On Aug 7, 2009, at 6:43 PM, Adam Bogacki wrote:
> >Hi, Having recently set up lenny on a new box, I copied
> >the contents of ~/.gnupg from the old etch box to a
> >USB stick and then to the lenny box - but find that
> >mutt does not do digital signatures as it did on the old one.
> >
> >What am I missing here ?
> >
> >T2: ~/.gnupg# ls
> >gpg.conf  pubring.gpg  pubring.gpg~  random_seed  secring.gpg
> >trustdb.gpg
> To properly answer your question, you'd have to say what "does not do
> digital signature as it did" means.
> Does it not work at all?  Does it work, but in an unexpected way?
> What does it do?  There just isn't any information to go on here.

Thanks. Following another msg from is list, I removed 'random_seed'
and tried sending a signed mutt mail.

All seemed well until the final stage when I received the following
error message...

>gpg: no default secret key: secret key not available
>gpg: signing failed: secret key not available
>Press any key to continue...


Adam Bogacki,
afb at

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