compatibility of Gnupg-1.4.9 to Gnupg-1.0.6

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Jan 29 21:56:43 CET 2009

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.


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