Deleting obsolete uids

Horacio MG
Wed, 19 Jul 2000 09:00:40 +0200

On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Jordi Mallach wrote:

> [...]
> Shortly after that, the university machine died,
O.T.: Chronicle of an announce death? };)
> 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.
You mean when you send the updated key to the keyserver, right? That's the way key servers deal with key's updates: they *merge* the updated key contents with the already stored old key, therefore they only record new additions, but don't record any deletions. Nasty.
> Is there a solution for this, or do I have to live with this
> dangling uid forever?
ab origen ad aeternum -- Horacio Anno MMDCCLIII A.U.C. Valencia - ESPAŅA -------------------------------------------------------------------- Key fingerprint = F4EE AE5E 2F01 0DB3 62F2 A9F4 AD31 7093 4233 7AE6