The Facts:

david at david at
Sat Nov 15 18:16:43 CET 2014

On 15/11/14 17:00, Patrick Brunschwig wrote:
> On 15.11.14 12:52, david at wrote:
>> The steps I have taken to move my /.gnupg folder
>> Background:
>> I have two laptops (1) a 32 bit LXD laptop-1 (2) a 64 bit LXD
>> laptop-2 one mouse and one WD 1.0 TB (1,000,202,043,392 bytes)
>> external drive that plugs into the USB port of either laptop-1 or
>> laptop-2 = david at laptop-1:/media/store$.
>> Laptop-1 and laptop-2 are a mirror image of each. They contain the
>> same software. I copied programmes like Thunderbird Firefox from
>> laptop-1 to laptop-2 without any problems.
> Why don't you simply do this:
> 1. on your old laptop:
> tar zcf gnupg-backup.tgz $HOME/.gnupg
> 2. Copy the resulting file "gnupg-backup.tgz" to your new laptop
> 3. on your new laptop:
> tar zxf gnupg-backup.tgz
> -Patrick

I did that. But now I have half resolved the issue. The error only appears on a 64 bit gpg2
system - I removed all refs in Enigmail to gpg2 - now the only error message I get is "bad

I recall having a 64 bit Fedora O/S and experiencing the same kind of problems about 4 years

Now my only problem is I can not change the passphrase GPA Kleopatra KGpg or from the
terminal. So am going to un-install gpg2 - I hope that fixes the problems.


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