pubring.kbx, no secring?

Neal H. Walfield neal at
Tue Dec 22 15:22:42 CET 2015

On Tue, 22 Dec 2015 15:08:46 +0100,
Matthias Apitz wrote:
> 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)?

v1 is the version of the format, which is independent of GnuPG's
format.  I can see how it would be confusing, sorry about that.

:) Neal

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