key problems

Markus Orlich
Thu Jun 21 08:53:01 2001

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On 19.06.2001, MaD dUCK ( wrote:

> hi GPGers,
Hi Martin
> i have a key, which GPG reports as follows:
> pub 1024D/A8FA196E created: 2001-05-07 expires: 2002-06-17 trust: f/u
> sub 2048g/E93FAECE created: 2001-05-07 expires: 2002-06-17
> (1) Martin F. Krafft <>
> (2). MaD dUCK <>
> (3) [revoked] Martin F. Krafft (MaD dUCK) <>
> however, whenever i sign someone else's key, my name appears as "MaD
> dUCK" -- i guess that's why there is a '.' after the (2) in the
> listing above.
> is there any way to change that so that (1) is the main name of the
> key, and (2) only an alternate user ID?
Indeed there is a short way to do it. 1. Create the UID you want as your primary UID, even it exists 2. Save everything 3. Delete the old self-signature 4. Save everything Now the UID you created (superscribed) will be the primary UID. HTH Markus --yrj/dFKFPuw6o+aM Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Made by M.P.O. iD8DBQE7MZlXSQ8zbtNlxnYRAt1CAJ0ZyITN8ceJjoZk4Gbwghij/+VIbwCfTmwC qbOAnhl0waaAcwiI95zkUWA= =HaV/ -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --yrj/dFKFPuw6o+aM--