Strange behaviour on MacOSX

Mark Kirchner mail at
Mon Jun 21 23:11:46 CEST 2004

On Monday, June 21, 2004, 10:05:14 PM, Neil wrote:
> I just emailed atom about this but although I know atom likes tinkering
> with his keys, it might not be the key that is wrong. I think there's
> something strange going on with GnuPG 1.2.4 on MacOSX. When I verify
> this email on my iBook I get:
> fergus:~ neil$ gpg --verify Documents/atom.eml
> [snip]
> Primary key fingerprint: 3EBE 2810 30AE 601D 54B2  4A90 9C28 0BBF 3D7D 41E3

Only primary here, which means that on this machine you have his
"original" key (signing key == primary). This key is revoked.

> When I verify the same email on my PC (running the same version of GnuPG
> on Debian unstable) I get:
> neil at garfield:~$ gpg --verify atom.eml
> [snip]
> Primary key fingerprint: 762A 3B98 A3C3 96C9 C6B7  582A B88D 52E4 D9F5 7808
>       Subkey fingerprint: 3EBE 2810 30AE 601D 54B2  4A90 9C28 0BBF 3D7D 41E3

On this machine you probably have his new key only, where the
"original" key was turned into a signing subkey. This subkey is not

I could reproduce this behavior:
- With both of his keys in my keyring I get the revoked-key-waring
  from gpg
- after deleting the "original" key from the keyring the warning's

Mark Kirchner

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