public key import issue

Bernd Eckenfels lists at
Sun Nov 23 23:25:40 CET 2003

On Mon, Nov 24, 2003 at 11:09:11AM +1300, Bernard wrote:
> If an application requests encryption for a key that has duplicates in
> the GNUPG keyring, then it is not clear which of these duplicates
> GNUPG uses for encryption.

Depends on the application. If the app is not smart enough to handle
duplicates, this will happen.

> Is this a known issue?

The easiest solution is to move the key to an other keyring or delete it. Or
use an application which allows you to exactly specify the key. 

It might be a good idea to use the latest version of a key, but the
question, what is the latest key? the newest? the one imported last?

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