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Hi all,

Just did a fresh install of FC6 on a couple of laptop (HP nx9600 + Acer
TravelMate 2403) and I am glad to report that everything went smoothly.

I dutifully backed-up the interesting $HOMEDIR content and am now trying
to get GnuPG to work  properly on the nx9600.

I restored my ~/.gnupg directory from the previous install and now use
Thunderbird 1.5.07 and Enigmail 0.94.1

The Enigmail key management gui show the available keys and the gpg cli
shows the proper keys/keypair too.

Running some tests I now get the following error message when trying to
decrypt a message from an originator for whom I have the public key

> Error - secret key needed to decrypt message
> 
> gpg command line and output:
> /sw/bin/gpg --charset utf8  --batch --no-tty --status-fd 2 -d --passphrase-fd 0 --no-use-agent 
> gpg: encrypted with ELG-E key, ID 8EE498F4
> gpg: decryption failed: secret key not available

I have used the power of google but find mostly howtos in the
quick-start-guide style, not the migration or recovery theme.
Any pointer would be greatly appreciated

Thierry


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