pubring.kbx, no secring?

Matthias Apitz guru at
Tue Dec 22 15:08:46 CET 2015

El día Tuesday, December 22, 2015 a las 03:03:39PM +0100, Neal H. Walfield escribió:

> > Just to make sure: there have been no v1.x keys (I move away the old
> > .gnupg dir), why are the new v2 keys in a dir named .gnupg/private-keys-v1.d?
> I don't really understand your question, but I'll try to answer what I
> think you are asking:
> secring is the old format; private-keys-v1.d is the new format.  GnuPG
> 1 doesn't know about the new format; GnuPG 2 only uses the new format,
> but the first time it is run it will migrate any existing keys from
> the old format to the new format.

I understand the migration of the old v1 keys to a new form/directory; but
why the new keys of v2 are stored in a dir private-keys-v1.d and not in
a dir for example private-keys-v2.d; don't you think that such name *v1.d* confuses
people (like me)?

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