Tony Arnold tony.arnold at
Mon Mar 28 20:37:49 UTC 2005


On Mon, 2005-03-28 at 06:33 -0700, Shawn Christopher wrote:

> Well the key I generated was supposed to be a RSA and ElmGL or something
> like that. When I try gpg --list-keys it just shows mine and Christian
> Marillat's. When I try in evolution it says 
> Could not create message.
> Because "gpg: skipped `Could not create message.
> Because "gpg: skipped `0000D/00AC0000': secret key not available
> gpg: signing failed: secret key not available
> ", you may need to select different mail options.Could not create
> message.
> I substituted the fingerprint with 0's

Seems like it's a problem with the secret part of your key pair. Can you
see it with gpg --list-secret-keys ? Can you encrypt only a message to
either yourself or Christian's; I think that only needs access to their
public keys.

You could also try signing some text using the gpg command directly and
see if that works. If so, it's a problem in Evolution.

Meanwhile, I'll try my keys on Hoary!

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