My Conclusions

Nicholas Cole nicholas.cole at
Fri Nov 14 12:34:27 CET 2014


I'm sorry you are having problems, but I think this is just nonsense.
Of course people move keys between machines all the time.  I have done
it myself often.  I don't think that anyone deserves that level of
abuse -- certainly not someone who has put years of work into a
program that is an industry standard and released it for free.


On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 10:42 AM, david at <david at> wrote:
> Hi All,
> After spending 62 hours on what I thought would be a simple task namely to get a fully
> functioning gnupg mirror on my 64 bit Linux system - I realise this is an impossible task to
> do. In the past I've ended up creating a new set of certificates - but this time round I
> thought that I would apply some effort.
> My conclusion is It IS Impossible To Transfer Your Keys From The Same O/S To Another Machine.
> There is no one in the entire universe that has ever attempted it. And if they have THEY
> HAVE FAILED. Not one person on this list knows how to do it successfully. No one. NOT ONE OF
> YOU can transfer a mirror image of your .gnupg folder and expect it to work.
> This tells me what I have long suspected - yes it's good at encryption and signing but the
> programme is fundamentally flawed as to make it utter crap. My keys are PERFECT but the
> software is CRAP. Werner Koch knows it's crap. Every one knows it's crap.
> So, If I want to go on signing and encrypting my emails I HAVE TO CREATE ANOTHER SET A
> BLOODY KEYS!!!!!!!!
> I am not a happy bunny!!!
> David
> --
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> kind.Stern, sane,every brain-cell perfect and complete even at the moment of death. No
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