unable to edit key

Christian Kurz shorty@getuid.de
Fri, 13 Oct 2000 13:15:05 +0200

On 00-10-13 Bernd Sokolowsky wrote:

> I have a problem when I try to edit a key. I can see the key with:

> $ gpg --list-public-keys
> gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
> /home/bsokolow/.gnupg/pubring.gpg
> ---------------------------------
> pub 1024D/907298C0 2000-09-29 Bernd Sokolowsky <bsokolow@lucent.com>
> sub 1024g/2A6A1B99 2000-09-29

> pub 1024D/5F1B90AB 2000-09-30 Bernd Sokolowsky <ulmo@garozzo.franken.de>
> sub 1024g/07CF7E97 2000-09-30

> pub 1024D/472046B4 2000-10-04 Bernd Sokolowsky <bernd.sokolowky@imbus.de>
> sub 1024g/BBE3AD54 2000-10-04

> But when I try to edit the last one I get:

> $ gpg --edit-key bernd.sokolowsky@imbus.de
> gpg (GnuPG) 1.0.3; Copyright (C) 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
> This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
> under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.

> gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
> gpg: bernd.sokolowsky@imbus.de: user not found

> Any hint what is happening?
Yes, you didn't read the manpage carefully. I suggest reading the section "How to specify a user ID" again. "bernd.sokolowsky@imbus.de" doesn't specify a User-ID. The user-id has to be 0x472046B4 in your case. Ciao Christian -- Ein "Nein" ausgesprochen mit der tiefsten Überzeugung ist besser und größer als ein "Ja" um zu gefallen oder noch schlimmer, um Schwierigkeiten zu umgehen. -- Mahatma Gandhi -- Archive is at http://lists.gnupg.org - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to gnupg-users-request@gnupg.org