compatibility of Gnupg-1.4.9 to Gnupg-1.0.6

rahul kaushik er.rahulkausik at
Mon Jan 26 12:16:07 CET 2009

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 ).

Please correct me if i am wrong.

Thanks & Regards,
Rahul Kaushik

David Shaw wrote:
> On Jan 23, 2009, at 5:17 AM, rahul kaushik wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I have an issue which is described below:
>> earlier i was using Gnupg-1.0.6 for my appliaction. Now i have  
>> replaced it
>> with Gnupg-1.4.9.
>> I am facing some issue related to keyrings. As per my application.
>> I need to perform following application.
>> I did finally get these encrypt/decrypt procedures to work:
>> 	gpg (1.0.6) for encryption followed by gpg (1.4.9) for decryption
>>        gpg (1.4.9) for encryption followed by gpg (1.0.6) for  
>> decryption
>> 	But for that i have to use same ( gnupg-1.0.6 ) keyrings file for  
>> both
>> situations.
> In the GPG tarball, in the "tools" directory, there is a script  
> "convert-from-106".  Run it, and you should be in better shape.
> David
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