URGENT: GNuPG 1.2.1 - secret keys help

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Mon Mar 29 03:26:22 CEST 2010

On Mar 26, 2010, at 2:05 AM, Kannan, Aarthi [Tech] wrote:

> Hi,
> I am using gpg1.2.1.
> I created a key using gen-key.
> When I do a –list-keys, it lists my public key fine.
> When I do a –list-secret-key, I get the following error:
> gpg: keyring_get_keyblock: read error: invalid packet
> gpg: keydb_get_keyblock failed: invalid keyring
> I have read & write access to pubring.gpg, secring.gpg, trustdb.gpg & random_seed.
> Am I missing something here? Can you please help, it’s urgent – am stuck on this for a while now!

Based on the error, it looks like your secret keyring is corrupt.  Do you have a backup of it?


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