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Re: [Duplicity-talk] why is GPG passphrase requested twice?

From: Kenneth Loafman
Subject: Re: [Duplicity-talk] why is GPG passphrase requested twice?
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2008 16:09:37 -0500
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Dan Muresan wrote:
>> The passphrase isn't new; it's the passphrase for my existing GPG key.
>>  So GPG already knows it; if I enter it incorrectly, GPG will return
>> an error message.  What more do you need to detect errors?
> Normally, duplicity uses symmetric encryption with the specified passphrase.
> There are various options for working with GPG keys (which I don't
> recall). Possibly your GPG key was never even touched.

If you use the --encrypt-key option, duplicity assumes that you are
encrypting to that public key, which has no password.  Without it,
duplicity assumes symmetric encryption and requires a password.

If you have a passphrase on your public key, duplicity will fail.


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