Key switch

Peter Schüller
Mon Apr 23 22:57:01 2001

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> If you only want to change the user ID:
> 1. create a new one (adduid in the --edit menu)
> 2. revoke the user IDs you don't like anymore (revuid)
revuid seems to be non-existent; however revkey revokes a secondary key. In my case though I want to get rid of the old *primary* ID. I was under the impression this ID could not be revoked. I just tried it now btw. It seemed to work fine, but for example kmail still says "message signed by". One might argue it's an application problem; but I'd like to just totally remove any trace of my old one... so AFAIK my only choice is to generate a new key. But generating a new key from time to time isn't that bad of an idea anyway - it's already 3 years old.
> The new release of GnuPG does not show the old address anymore at
> places where it does not make sense.
Ok, so this should change my kmail problem. But I suspect I can't get away from the notion that is the primary (revoked or not). I think I'll just re-generate my keyring. - -- / Peter Schuller, InfiDyne Technologies HB PGP userID: 0x5584BD98 or 'Peter Schuller <>' Key retrival: Send an E-Mail to E-Mail: Web: -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iD8DBQE65KUhwF8nUVWEvZgRAl7iAJ9lyUoewPIaOD+lTPLGBwZmuv8o2QCg3cLG 3GL/20jJyTUulH7VNgclcGs= =LXQQ -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----