Multiple signatures after import.
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Sat Apr 12 01:07:02 CEST 2003
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On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 06:34:08PM +0400, Yenot wrote:
> I actually have seen this. It may not be related to the original
> poster's problem, but here's a way to create a UID with multiple
> self signatures (GnuPG 1.2.1):
> 1) edit one of your keys
> 2) add a new UID
> 3) add *the same* UID again (do not exit after step 2)
> 4) now exit
> GnuPG will merge the two UID's, but it will not merge the two self
> The signatures are in fact different, because their creation time
> is not identical. PGP 8.02 always retains such signatures, but
> GnuPG considers them duplicates and [usually] merges them.
No. GnuPG will never remove a signature if it is not byte-for-byte
identical with an existing signature. Two signatures with two
different creation dates are not indentical and are not merged.
The behavior you cite above is a feature, not a bug.
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