Weird, weird GPG issues

Caleb Marcus caleb.marcus at
Fri May 9 06:05:42 BST 2008

Damn. I'm not sure how to fix that. Does anybody have any ideas how?
Does my public key still work to verify my signatures? If all else
fails, I can simply create a new key-pair... I don't think I have any
old, working copies of my public key anywhere. My backup strategy was
only fully implemented about a week ago :)

On Thu, 2008-05-08 at 22:01 -0700, Ian McEwen wrote:

> I get the same problem when trying to encrypt anything with your public
> key. It does appear to be broken somehow.
> On Fri, May 09, 2008 at 12:40:11AM -0400, Caleb Marcus wrote:
> > It appears that there's something wrong with my public key... I can't
> > encrypt anything to it. On the command line, GPG says "no such user ID"
> > when I enter my email address or key ID, however, it shows up when I do
> > gpg --list-keys. I tried to send an encrypted message to myself with
> > Evolution, but the error I got was: "gpg: caleb.marcus at
> > skipped: unusable public key." Can someone try sending me encrypted
> > mail, or encrypting anything to me, to see if the public key that I have
> > published is somehow broken?
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