compatibility of Gnupg-1.4.9 to Gnupg-1.0.6

rahul kaushik er.rahulkausik at
Thu Feb 5 10:05:18 CET 2009

Hi all,

Thanks for your suggestion that helped me lot.
one question i would like to test:

I created a key ( using gpg --gen-key from gnupg-1.0.6 ) after that
i exported that key as
gpg --output customer.asc --armor --export <key id "rahul_kaushik">  #  used

now i took that customer key where my gnupg-1.4.9 running. 
and inport that key and also signed that using --edit-key.

now i was able to encrypt the file ( for example test.txt ) using that key
id ( which i have imported )

but there is some problem that i am facing while decryping the same message.

>: gpg -d test.txt.gpg
gpg: WARNING: using insecure memory!
gpg: please see for more information
gpg: encrypted with 1024-bit ELG-E key, ID 8BF79D26, created 2009-02-05
      "rahul_kaushik (user1.0.6) <er.rahulkausik at>"
gpg: decryption failed: secret key not availabl

Please help me in sorting out this problem...............

Rahul Kaushik

David Shaw wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 03:16:07AM -0800, rahul kaushik wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> Thanks for your attention towards my problem.
>> One thing that i still would like to know about gpg is
>> Is it possible for me to use keyring and trustdb of Gnupg-1.4.9  while
>> using
>> Gnupg-1.0.6. can keyring generated ( using --gen-key ) by Gnupg-1.4.9 be 
>> used with gnupg-1.0.6.
>> What i think, it may not be possible to convert keyring or trustdb from
>> upper version ( 1.4.9 ) 
>>  to keyring of lower version ( 1.0.6 ).
> That is correct.  The file conversion from 1.0.6 to 1.4.9 is one way.
> If you want to go back to 1.0.6, you need to export your keyrings from
> 1.4.9 and then re-import them to 1.0.6.  You cannot simply use the
> same files.
> David
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