question on decryption with missing passcode
Daniel Kahn Gillmor
dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Thu Apr 18 00:25:59 CEST 2013
On 04/17/2013 05:05 PM, Beith, Linda wrote:
> Gpg: can't open 'rwu.dbdump_Nov2012.sql.gz.gpg'
> Gpg: decrypt_message filed: file open error
This message suggests that there is a problem in the filesystem, not a
problem with a missing passphrase. Do you have a copy of the file in
question? do you know what the symmetric passphrase is supposed to be?
if so, can you try to decrypt it and provide a paste of the full
terminal transcript (see  for suggestions on how to do a reasonable
terminal transcript) of you doing the following commands?
ls -l rwu.dbdump_Nov2012.sql.gz.gpg
gpg --decrypt rwu.dbdump_Nov2012.sql.gz.gpg
you'd need to run these commands from the directory where the file is
is it possible that the file just needs to be made readable, or needs a
change of ownership?
hope this helps,
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