GPG <> PGP6 subkey selection

Thomas Kuehne thomas-gmane at
Fri Jan 7 07:50:19 CET 2005

David Shaw wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 05:31:32PM +0100, Thomas Kuehne wrote:
>>Existing DSA(1024)/Elgamal(2048) key.
>>Adding a RSA(4096) signature and a RSA(4096) encryption subkey.
>>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.

Yes. It seems like PGP6 does the same, but after rejecting the the
newer(to big) fails to use the older key...


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