Public sign-only RSA key not restored when importing armored backup file.

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Sat May 18 03:35:29 CEST 2013

Am 17.05.2013 19:52, Tim Friske schrieb:

> After the import the pubring.gpg file contains:

How do you know that, from "gpg --list-keys" or from
"gpg --list-packets ~/.gnupg/pubring.gpg"?

> Where is the public part of the sign-only sub-RSA key gone?

Probably the real question is: Why is it not shown? Please try

gpg --list-options show-unusable-subkeys --list-keys

> When I restore the public key from the secret key with the gpgsplit
> program the previously missing public part of the sign-only sub-RSA
> key is back again.

I have to admit that this seems incompatible with my theory.


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