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Re: Need help for GPG



On Mon, Oct 04, 1999 at 03:50:35AM -0700, Philippe Troin wrote:
> 
> I'm trying to use GPG for signing my debian packages...
> I've successfully created my new GPG secret key, and when I list my
> keys and signatures, I get:
> 
>     % gpg -v --list-sig phil@fifi.org
>     gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
>     pub  1024D/6EAF7F87 1999-10-04 Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
>     sig        6EAF7F87 1999-10-04  Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
>     sub  2048g/BBEB26B2 1999-10-04
>     sig        6EAF7F87 1999-10-04  Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
>     
>     pub   768R/3EE7EDCD 1996-08-26 Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
>     sig        82B7D4BD 1998-11-01  Joey Hess <joey@kite.ml.org>
>     sig        3EE7EDCD 1996-08-26  Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
>     
>     gpg: can't handle public key algorithm 192
> 
> The first two keys are the new ones, the last the old (PGP) one.

you have gpg-rsa or gpg-rsaref installed ?  How about gpg-idea ?


> After much struggle, I manage to sign the 1024 bits DSA key, but not
> the 2048 bits El-Gamal key:
> 
>     % gpg -v --list-sig phil@fifi.org
>     gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
>     pub  1024D/6EAF7F87 1999-10-04 Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
>     sig        6EAF7F87 1999-10-04  Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
>     sig        3EE7EDCD 1999-10-04  Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
>     sub  2048g/BBEB26B2 1999-10-04
>     sig        6EAF7F87 1999-10-04  Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
>     
>     pub   768R/3EE7EDCD 1996-08-26 Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
>     sig        82B7D4BD 1998-11-01  Joey Hess <joey@kite.ml.org>
>     sig        3EE7EDCD 1996-08-26  Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
>     
>     gpg: can't handle public key algorithm 192
> 
> And why do I get this message about public key algorithm 192 ?
> 
> Or am I ok and cannot sign the El-Gamal key ?

You can sign the DSA main key, but not the individual subkeys.  The
subkeys are signed by your DSA key and have your name on them.  It's
normal.


> And then I should then the new key with 'gpg -a --export' and send it
> to keyring-maint@debian.org ?

No -a needed, just --export.


> And finally, anyone knows if I can integrate gpg with Gnus ?

Yes, but how I don't know as I'm not an emacs person.

-- 
Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>             Debian GNU/Linux developer
GnuPG: 2048g/3F9C2A43 - 20F6 2261 F185 7A3E 79FC  44F9 8FF7 D7A3 DCF9 DAB3
PGP 2.6: 2048R/50BDA0ED - E8 D6 84 81 E3 A8 BB 77  8E E2 29 96 C9 44 5F BE
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