GPG Decryption Issue

Hauke Laging mailinglisten at
Wed Feb 6 12:55:16 CET 2013

Am Mi 06.02.2013, 13:10:32 schrieb Kamalakannan N:

> Really thanks for the mail , but still am facing the same issue . 
> when i try to import my public and private key once again through Command 
prompt ,CMD say's that my keys are already in keyring . 
> I have  one query on Key IDs, 
> while am importing massage show that Key ID file for both the keys are same 
but as fare i knew there is two different ID for different keys. 
> Public Key ID  : D36AB872 
> Private Key ID : E718CCAF 
> Even my error show that Private key is missing. 

Unfortunately I cannot see how you have cared about what I wrote you. You just 
repeat your statement. How shall that help?

> > Probably
> > 
> > 1) either the application runs as a different user so that the secret
> > key is not contained in the application's keyring
> > 
> > 2) or there is a problem with gpg-agent (the key is protected by a
> > passphrase and gpg-agent does not know the passphrase)

You have to ensure that both your command prompt call and the call by the 
application use the same file.

1) The application could run as a different user.

2) The application could run chrooted.

3) The application could be restricted in its access rights by some LSM 
(Apparmor, SELinux or similar).

Thus do this:

a) Compare the output of
gpg --list-options show-keyring --list-secret-keys
from both the command prompt and the application

b) Is the secret key protected by a passphrase?

PGP: 7D82 FB9F D25A 2CE4 5241 6C37 BF4B 8EEF 1A57 1DF5 (seit 2012-11-04)
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