Decryption fails with 4096bit key on SmartCard

Marcus Ilgner marcus.ilgner at
Tue Sep 22 16:34:13 CEST 2015

On Tue, 22 Sep 2015 at 16:30 Kristian Fiskerstrand <
kristian.fiskerstrand at> wrote:

> Hash: SHA512
> On 09/22/2015 03:26 PM, Marcus Ilgner wrote:
> >
> > So, again, thanks for helping to investigate! I hope we can find a
> > solution to this :)
> >
> Not following this thread too closely, but I couldn't see any debug
> output of the actual failed decryption - you likely want to verify
> that it is encrypted to the public key you expect it to and not
> another subkey that currently isn't available on the computer, this
> often happens when correspondents fails to refresh their keyring
> regularly and you update the setup.

You're right, of course, but I checked that first. The output of `gpg
--decrypt` is
gpg: encrypted with 4096-bit RSA key, ID E3AE1976, created 2015-09-18
which is one of the key ids also reported by `gpg --card-status`.

All the best
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