Deleting obsolete uids
Tue, 18 Jul 2000 19:09:52 -0700 (PDT)
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On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Jordi Mallach wrote:
> [ Please Cc: all replies as I'm not subscribed ]
> I'm trying to find a solution for this small mess in my key.
> Some time ago I created my key to use it with my university machine. After a
> long time of barely using it, I got some new email addresses so I added new
> uid's to my key. Shortly after that, the university machine died, so my key
> has now at least 1 uid I would like to get rid of. I deleted it from my
> secret key, but I can't do the same for the pubkey. Some people have signed
> it so each time I update my key I get this uid back into my pubkey.
> Is there a solution for this, or do I have to live with this dangling uid
> Thank you,
OpenPGP has a solution to this: You revoke the self-signature on the
key. Then, and OpenPGP compliant program would report that UID as being no
Werner, I don't think GnuPG does this at present... can that be changed?
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