No, it is the first I am trying to use gpg on a Mac. I have used gpg for years on my Linux machines, but migrated to Mac recently.
I used gpgKeyChain to import my secret and public key, changed the status to ultimate. So in the GPGKeychain window it shows sec/pub and four bright green block on the right. But if I try to sign an email it says ‘no secret key’. If I use the command line gpg -K it shows my secret key. So what is going wrong ?
Steve on 13 Oct, 2017 09:17 AM
Could you please send a debug log from your affected machine: Open System Preferences > GPG Suite > Send Report. Check the box to "attach debug log". Since you already described your issue in this discussion, you don't need to add a lot of detail, but please do add the link to your existing discussion, so I can then merge your debug info with this existing discussion.
The tricky part was in the card reader. Under Linux i used the FSFE fellowship card for my encryption, that worked. But under MacOS i did not have a working card reader. So I tried it the old way, command line encryption. Although i copied the sec and pubring from an ancient USB stick it just did not work, whatever I tried.
Today I installed a card reader, and everything works fine. I still do not understand why the ‘old’ command line method without the card reader no longer works. The only files I copied from the ancient USB stick were the sec en pubring files. And these files were made as back up when I first stared using the card.
But anyway, not it works, signing and encrypting from my email.