a question on lsigs

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Fri Nov 16 21:14:01 CET 2001

On Fri, Nov 16, 2001 at 08:41:29PM +0100, Janusz A. Urbanowicz wrote:
> Why isn't it possible to sign (with a 'public' signature) a key that has
> been lsigned? I localsigned key of a man I have enough trust to trust the
> key myself, and later we verified the fingerprints so I decided its time to
> make a 'public' signature. So I did --edit-key, sign, and GPG says that
> there is nothing to sign because the key is already signed. This is a
> misfeature to say the least. Also, the local signatures should be
> distinguished somehow on signature display.

I've thought about making a patch so GnuPG would ask the user if they
wanted to "promote" a local sig to an exportable one in this case.  In
the meantime, you can do "delsig" and remove the local signature
before you make the exportable signature.

I have a patch out for the other thing you mentioned (marking local
signatures visibly as local).  It's probably in the archive somewhere.
I have a new version based on 1.0.6c if anyone is interested.


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