Moving subkeys around
Thu Nov 21 16:53:02 2002
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On Thursday 21 November 2002 06:33, David Shaw wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 19, 2002 at 05:21:04PM -0800, Russell O'Connor wrote:
> > Is it posslbe to move or copy a subkey from one key to another.
> This is technically possible, but you would have to do it by hand.
> GnuPG comes with "gpgsplit", a program that can handle the packet
> disassembly for you, but you will still need to get a valid
> self-signature on the moved subkey.
GPG will create a new binding signature on a subkey when you change its=20
expiration date, but, for some reason, only if the subkey already has a=20
binding signature on it. The signature doesn't have to be valid, it just =
to be there, so you can use one from a different subkey of the new master=
course, GPG won't import a subkey with an invalid binding, but you can ge=
around that by writing it directly into the keyring files yourself. I don=
recommend this procedure for the faint of heart. Make a backup first. Voi=
where taxed, licensed, or restricted.
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