subkeys problem

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Feb 17 00:38:57 CET 2005

On Wed, Feb 16, 2005 at 10:23:38PM +0000, Andy Smith wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I have a gpg key, which can be found at
> or on keyservers; 0xBF15490B.
> A while ago I decided to revoke the encryption key and generate a
> new encryption key with 2048 bits instead of 1024.  I thought it had
> worked so went ahead and revoked the encryption subkey, 0x9EE99022.
> The new encryption subkey is 0x604DE5DB.
> The problem is that, I still receive things encrypted to 0x9EE99022.
> I tell people to make sure they have imported my key and when they
> try they tell me that they get "subkey errors".  I also note that
> some keyservers contain a version of my key with no reference to the
> subkey 0x604DE5DB.  I try to upload a new version but nothing seems
> to happen.
> Someone said this was something to do with subkeys and that I should
> use the keyserver  Using that keyserver I can
> upload something that does seem to represent my key properly, but
> others (who also use gpg) cannot get my key from there.

I'd need to get a better error report than "subkey errors" to help
you, I'm afraid.

For what it's worth, I pulled your key from all of the servers that
make up and it was fine on each of them.


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