how to validate keys on smartcard (only) on an other PC or on a news OS installation

Michel Messerschmidt lists at
Sat Aug 22 21:04:50 CEST 2009

On Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 03:39:34PM +0200, tux.tsndcb at wrote:
> So how can I do that (import key, when I've only keys on smartcard, no public key on keyserver or on file and no file private and secret keys backup.

AFAIK the smartcard contains only your secret keys not the public keys. 
That's what the URL entry on the smartcard is for.
If you set the URL to a location where your public key is stored, you 
can import your public key on other systems using 
"gpg2 --card-edit" -> "fetch"
If you don't set an URL on the smartcard, gpg will search your default 
keyservers instead.

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