What is pubring.kbx?

Lou Wynn lewisurn at gmail.com
Sat Dec 10 08:11:18 CET 2016

I just happened to read this page today, and it's still open in my browser.


The public keyring using a different format. This file is sharred with
gpgsm. You should backup this file.



On 12/09/2016 10:49 PM, Teemu Likonen wrote:
> I just noticed that a couple of days ago a new file ~/.gnupg/pubring.kbx
> had appeared (or last modified). Who made it and what is it for? I'm
> using GnuPG 2.0.26 and its manual doesn't seem to tell anything about
> this file. Obviously I have ~/.gnupg/pubring.gpg too.
> $ gpg2 --no-default-keyring --keyring ~/.gnupg/pubring.kbx --list-keys
> gpg: [don't know]: invalid packet (ctb=00)
> gpg: keydb_search_first failed: Invalid packet
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