edit-key weirdness (1.2.4)

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Wed May 12 08:55:29 CEST 2004

On Wed, 12 May 2004 00:23:28 -0400 (EDT), Atom 'Smasher' said:

> i just edited the cipher preferences on a key with 2 UIDs. the public key
> records the changes properly, but the secret key only recorded the changes
> on the second UID... the first UID retained the original cipher

Forget about the secret key.  The signature on it are really used.
Updating some of the properties is a relict from previous versions;
modern versions don't care about it and secret key rings will anyway
be removed.  Creating a proper OpenPGP secret key will eventually be
done at export time from the public key and the required secret key


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