Key keeps showing unknown trust

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Feb 12 13:26:57 CET 2015

On Thu, 12 Feb 2015 00:25, 2014-667rhzu3dc-lists-groups at said:

> If GnuPG 2.1.x finds an existing secring.gpg, that is used. If not,
> the new file format secring.kbx is used.

Nope.  You will never find a secring.kbc.  2.1 uses secring.gpg only in
this ways:

If secring.gpg exists and the file .gpg-v21-migrated does not exist, the
secret keys from secring.gpg are imported to private-keys-v1.d/ and
.gpg-v21-migrated is created.

The migrated keys are stored in a special intermediate format below
private-keys-v1.d/ and converted to the final format as soon as you use
that key and thus have to enter the passphrase (which is needed for


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