Setting Primary UID
Mon, 10 Apr 2000 12:51:50 -0700 (PDT)
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On Mon, 10 Apr 2000, Lazarus Long wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 07, 2000 at 12:19:58PM -0700, L. Sassaman wrote:
> > key with the most recent primary key flag sub-signature bit set, and treat
> > that as primary. That solves all the problems associated with this.
> Sorry to differ here. (the word "all")
> I've had to create new UIDs in the past, due to temporary email
> addresses and a variety of other situations. Many times I have desired
> to *not*-change the primary UID or to change it to one that is not the
> most-recently-created. In an ideal world, I would have the option of
> specifying this.
Right. That's what the "Primary User ID" flag allows you to do. As I said,
it soles all the problems... you can add new user IDs, and unless you
specify then as primary, they won't change the primary UID specification.
> Do I consider this a show-stopper problem with GnuPG? Not at all. :-)
> But it definitely can be a frustration for the person wrestling with this.
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