GPG <> PGP6 subkey selection

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Jan 7 06:02:59 CET 2005

On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 05:31:32PM +0100, Thomas Kuehne wrote:
> Situation:
> Existing DSA(1024)/Elgamal(2048) key.
> Target:
> Adding a RSA(4096) signature and a RSA(4096) encryption subkey.
> Problem:
> PGP6 does only support 2048 RSA keys.
> Is ther any way to tell GnuPG to use the RSA keys while PGP6 uses the
> DSA/Elgamal keys? If I import only the DSA/Elgamal public part into PGP6
> it does work, but fails if the whole public key is imported.

Unless told otherwise, GnuPG will use the most recent subkeys, so if I
understand what you are asking, you don't need to do anything for
GnuPG to use the new subkeys.


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