Decryption w/o public key does not work in GnuPG 2.3.2

Thomas Cage thomas.cage at
Thu Aug 26 01:35:02 CEST 2021


I have installed the new 2.3.2 version which supports "decryption w/o public key but with correct card inserted" with commit 50293ec2eb.

I have tried it out with a couple files encrypted with a public key that got lost recently but the private key remains in my smart card. $ gpg --card-status can list the keys when I insert my smart card, but no shadow keys are generated and $ gpg --decrypt [FILE] returns the following as if the private key has never been detected:
gpg: encrypted with RSA key, ID 9AEE7E2751187094
gpg: public key decryption failed: No secret key
gpg: decryption failed: No secret key

Am I using this feature in the correct way? I just hope my files won't get lost forever. Thanks a lot!

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