Problem with migration from 1.2.4 to 2.0.9

Mike Acker Mike_Acker at
Tue Apr 12 12:52:04 CEST 2011

On 14:59, Michel Mansens wrote:
> Im having problems migrating from version 1.2.4 to 2.0.9
> I have transfered all my keys from the old envirmoment to the new
> enviroment. Now our applications can't use the api in the software to
> decrypt a file anymore. The passphrase does not work any more. If I
> want to remove the passprase I get this error:
> You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
> user: ...........
> 2048-bit RSA key, ID 182D0209, created 2011-03-30
> can't connect to `/home/user/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent': No such file or
> directory
> gpg-agent[22946]: command get_passphrase failed: Operation cancelled
> gpg: cancelled by user
> Can't edit this key: General error
> How can I fix this? 
this might be related to some changes they made in the keys a while
back.... I think PGP V6 used one key for both signing and encrypting but
if you look at the keys now you see each key has a sub-key as well....
one used for signing and the other for encryption.

so i don't see how you can bring the old style key forward if i'm right
about the change

I just junked the keyring from PGP658WIN ( the old MIT version ) .  
actually I kinda like the idea of using separate encryption and signing
keys, but too: we should all consider how we will implement our policy
on expiration dates. when my key expires I will generate a new one and
upload it to the keyserver. hopefully the keyserver will be smart enough
to understand that I need to supersede my key and not give mu a bunch of
'duplicate record' crap.  if it gives any trouble in this regard oh
well: it just ain't ready for use yet.



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