bug with one key's private keys spread over several keyrings when signing keys

Hagen Fürstenau hagen at zhuliguan.net
Thu Jun 3 08:45:31 CEST 2010

> So it seems that gpg takes the private main key from the first key ring which 
> contains any of that key only.

According to the man page, --export-secret-subkeys does not omit the
secret part of the primary key, but "renders it useless". IIUC the given
keyrings are searched in order, and you have confirmed that it's indeed
useless when found before the intact one.

GPG does not seem to have functionality to strictly "spread" a key over
keyrings. So this would be a feature request, not a bug.


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