Unsynchronized public and secret key uids
jharris at widomaker.com
Tue Jun 7 19:29:16 CEST 2005
On Sat, Jun 04, 2005 at 09:48:13PM -0400, Kyle McMartin wrote:
> Unfortunately, I lost my primary .gnupg directory. I restored my .gnupg
> from a backup, but it was not particularly recent. As such, my public
> key has a bunch of extra uids that my secret key does not.
> I'd just go and delete and re-add them, but I'm concerned this would
> get rid of signatures on my public keys uid. And I really would prefer
> to not lose those, or add even more redundant uids.
On keyserver.kjsl.com, your @achilles.net userid is revoked (on 0x191FCD8A).
(Re-)adding it to your secret key would generate a new selfsig that would
supersede the revocation, so be careful if you do that to re-revoke it.
Otherwise, recreate the userids exactly as they were before and all the
old sigs will transfer to them. You already have a lot of selfsigs on
your userids (which will also come back when you refresh your key from
a keyserver), and recreating and re-signing the userids will add another
selfsig to each, but (unless you can do surgery on secring.gpg) that can't
be helped now.
Jason Harris | NIC: JH329, PGP: This _is_ PGP-signed, isn't it?
jharris at widomaker.com _|_ web: http://keyserver.kjsl.com/~jharris/
Got photons? (TM), (C) 2004
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