Inability to export and then import my secret key

Mirimir mirimir at
Wed Aug 12 13:15:55 CEST 2015

On 08/12/2015 04:39 AM, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:25, mirimir at said:
>> Well, GnuPG 1.4 _definitely_ doesn't support importing secret keys. But
> That is not correct.  All version support import of secret keys.  What
> versions < 2.1 don't allow is merging (updating) a secret key.  This can
> be problematic in some cases but most of the time it is sufficient to
> delete the secret key first and then import the other version of the
> secret key.

I clearly recall 1) exporting both my private and public keys from an
old system, 2) importing them into a new system with no existing keys,
and 3) finding that I could decrypt, but not sign.

But I must have done something wrong. Sorry to confuse things.

> Shalom-Salam,
>    Werner

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