GPG weirdnesses

David Shaw
Mon Sep 24 17:30:02 2001

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On Mon, Sep 24, 2001 at 04:25:12PM +0200, Martin F Krafft wrote:

> anyway, the other day i finally added another UID with my work email
> addy:
> pub 1024D/330C4A75 created: 2001-06-20 expires: 2002-06-20 trust: f/u
> sub 2048g/D99FEE8D created: 2001-06-20 expires: 2002-06-20
> (1) Martin F. Krafft <>
> (2). Martin F. Krafft (AERAsec GmbH) <>
> well, notice the '.' after the (2) on the second UID line? that's
> what's annoying me? because now, this UID seems to be the default.
Yep. GnuPG doesn't know which UID you want to be the primary one, and so picks the most recent UID. In most cases, this is the right decision (say, if the user changed their email address and so added a new UID). The next version of GnuPG has the ability to set the "primary user id" flag in whatever UID you want to be the primary one. David --=20 David Shaw | | WWW +--------------------------------------------------------------------------= -+ "There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence." - Jeremy S. Anderson --YZ5djTAD1cGYuMQK Content-Type: application/pgp-signature Content-Disposition: inline -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (GNU/Linux) Comment: For info see iQEVAwUBO69Q7Iccwqs8s7QVAQHPFggAg/W6gncg9wAImiZQM2smXHiXE8BfaJ3D KR8kf2Ok4TT/wIF3m4lmsKi2bAGJNcVgCYN+Cd2NkaP8ReoPbOKnSLU1QKMhroiS szTyPW+9zQP1F3UZKmCxwlOTxRwxMfyYfVKW49c3Qy00s5DxlOfAPKVVErZL/YOv xeDkrS2cRT0+8CHQfB81MYkgHqwF39Kqz43VwnSoLopsAbLLiPmamUhg6VrOmKWh BTUEiN7Zf0ZDKBnmAviNVOFOZ/hEbFEU3InDbpqH3Ei8SGYFqeTWY2GxJmO/ONou U6cgYqAepBvyn2oKdXiaL2lbMfroX7PHU6kLXae1kPqcHN4AcZHURA== =oWq3 -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- --YZ5djTAD1cGYuMQK--