Setting up a new laptop - importing keyrings

Todd Zullinger tmz at
Tue Jan 13 00:20:33 CET 2009

Anne Wilson wrote:
> I'm setting up a new netbook, and have copied into the .gnupg folder
> my keyrings and associated files from this laptop.  Kgpg lists the
> keys correctly, but all is not well.  When I try to set keys for
> signing and encryption I get the endless searching bar, as Chris
> described a few days ago.

I know nothing of Kpg, but perhaps we can determine whether the issue
is with gpg or Kgpg and that might narrow down where to look.

> I considered starting from an empty keyring and importing signatures
> as they arrive in kmail, but I think the problem is that I don't
> know how to get the secret key recognised.

Are your secret keys listed by "gpg --list-secret-keys" ?  If so, then
the problem isn't with the keyrings.  It could be with Kgpg or the
gpg-agent setup (IIRC, that was what the problem a few days ago was).

Todd        OpenPGP -> KeyID: 0xBEAF0CE3 | URL:
A hen is only an egg's way of making another egg.
    -- Samuel Butler

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