revoke key problems

David Shaw
Thu Nov 22 15:59:01 2001

On Thu, Nov 22, 2001 at 12:04:19PM -0200, Joel Franco Guzm=E1n wrote:
> HI,
> 	Plz,
> 	I lost all the information in my harddisk last week and i want to
> revoke my lost certificate.
> 	i have tried the following, but i don't get it to work:
> 1) install gnupg
> 2) create a new certificate: gpg --gen-key
> 3) import the old: gpg --keyserver --recv-key XXXXXXXX
> 4) gpg --import revkey.asc	//This is the revocation key that i
> 				//generated when i created the old key.
> 				//i had print this before
> gpg: Total number processed: 1
> Then, what is the next step now?
> i want to revoke the my old key and send this information to the
> keyservers.

5) gpg --keyserver --send-key XXXXXXXX (the revoked key)
6) gpg --keyserver --send-key XXXXXXXX (the new key)

#5 sends the revoked key to the keyserver, which revokes it there.  #6
sends the new key to the keyserver so it is available for everyone to


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