Assigning Primary User ID?

David Shaw
Mon May 6 23:12:02 2002

On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 08:57:46PM +0000, Brian M. Carlson wrote:
> On Sun, May 05, 2002 at 08:27:23PM +0200, Timo Schulz wrote:
> > On Sun May 05 2002; 11:09, David Ellement wrote:
> > 
> > > This worked with my DSA key, but it was ignored for my RSA key.  Any
> > > idea why it doesn't work for the RSA key?
> > 
> > This feature only works with V4 keys because the flag needs
> > to be set in the self signature [hashed area] which does not
> > exist for V3 keys. I guess your key is a V3 RSA key...
> > 
> You can change your v3 self-signature to a v4 one. I have done
> so. Then it will work. You can also then set algorithm preferences,
> keyserver preferences, and all that other lovely stuff that v4
> provides.

It is a Good Thing.  The only major drawback is that it makes PGP 2.x
reject your key.  You can keep a copy of the key pre-change for the
PGP 2.x users of course.


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