URGENT: GNuPG 1.2.1 - secret keys help

Kannan, Aarthi [Tech] Aarthi.Kannan at gs.com
Mon Mar 29 07:16:18 CEST 2010

I do have a backup. When I run on a particular directory, the secret key gets listed. I had to cvs it to the server and then I try listing secret keys on the server folder - it fails with the invalid packet error message!
I see the file there in the directory, with the same size. It also has read/write permissions on all the files and also the dir. Is there any other permission that I need?

-----Original Message-----
From: David Shaw [mailto:dshaw at jabberwocky.com] 
Sent: Monday, March 29, 2010 6:56 AM
To: Kannan, Aarthi [Tech]
Cc: 'gnupg-users at gnupg.org'
Subject: Re: URGENT: GNuPG 1.2.1 - secret keys help

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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