gpg bug or keyserver bug

David Shaw
Wed Feb 27 14:59:01 2002

On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 01:25:08AM -0500, Douglas Calvert wrote:
> Hello,
>  I think I have found a bug in either the keyservers or gpg. I revoked
> my subkey and created a new one. If you try and get it from dtype it
> will fail. However if you import my key which is attached it will work.
> Here is the output from the email add to dtype. I tried --send-key as
> well:
> Key block in add request contained no new
> keys, userid's, or signatures.
> Your key block contained 1 format errors,
> which were treated as if the erroneous elements
> hadn't been part of your submission.
> The last error was on key 0xa18367b3:
> Key block corrupt: more than one signature on subkey
> Anyone have any ideas? 

Keyserver bug.  The HKP keyservers do not understand multiple subkeys
(the NAI and CKS ones do).  Basically, the keyserver does not
understand multiple subkeys so it sort of mangles them.

There isn't much you can do, I'm afraid.  Hopefully the new keyserver
software coming out in a few months (which does not have this bug)
will make the situation better.


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