GPG 1.4 and 2.6-style keys

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu May 19 11:22:59 CEST 2005

On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 06:45:55PM -0500, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> For reasons I've never quite been able to figure out, some people are  
> fond of their legacy PGP 2.6 keys and are reluctant to part with  
> them.  Nowadays I'm getting some traffic from people using legacy  
> keys with SHA2 as a signature algorithm, which GnuPG 1.4 sees as a  
> signature conflict.  Is this new behavior to GnuPG?  I don't recall  
> seeing signature conflicts of that sort in past releases.

I'd have to see an example message to be sure, but by the description,
this was fixed in CVS and will be part of 1.4.2.  It actually has
nothing to do with legacy keys, but a legacy signature format.


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