Where are those stubs..

J. Ottosson j-001 at ottosson.nu
Thu Jul 21 17:55:48 CEST 2011

On 21 Jul 2011 at 14:58, Werner Koch wrote:

> On Wed, 20 Jul 2011 21:48, peter at digitalbrains.com said:
> > AFAIK, you need to get the public key imported in GnuPG before you do
> > --card-status. So you first download your own public key from a
> > keyserver or a website or a USB stick, you don't get it from the
> > smartcard. Only when GnuPG already has the public key, will it create
> > the secret key stubs when it sees your smartcard.
> Right.  This is also the reason why we have the URL field on the card. For
> example on my card:
>   URL of public key : finger:wk at g10code.com
> Now if I run "gpg --card-edit" I just need to enter "fetch" and gpg will
> fetch the key from that URL.

Thank you both for that piece of info, it was the missing information I think.

In a real world scenario this wouldn't be an issue (and hardly noticed) but in 
this case I was testing this specifically and only, and didn't see any notice of 
the pubkey having to be imported first; I'm unsure if those pieces of 
information have been put together earlier in the replies I've read.



> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner
> -- 
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