Weird, weird GPG issues

Ian McEwen mcewen.ian at gmail.com
Fri May 9 06:09:16 BST 2008


I can still verify signatures from you just fine; it's only encryption
that's spitting out errors.

On Fri, May 09, 2008 at 01:05:42AM -0400, Caleb Marcus wrote:
> 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 gmail.com:
> > > 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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