How to delete superceded self signatures?

David Shaw dshaw at
Sat Jun 4 16:48:05 CEST 2005

On Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 09:20:07AM -0400, Dan Mundy wrote:
> even though i revoked, removed, and otherwise annihilated my other uids,
> then uploaded the key to the Keyserver, the revoked ones still appear.
> why don't they just go away?!

Keyservers do not have the ability to verify signatures (no crypto at
all, in fact), and thus cannot do anything other than store all
packets.  This is why they never go away on keyservers.


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