Expiration Date on Subkeys and PGP

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Wed Oct 5 13:23:23 CEST 2005

On Wed, 05 Oct 2005 11:55:34 +0200, Klaus Fuerstberger said:

> "expire" command, the Key becomes again a "Sign Only" public Key for
> PGP5. So now the strange thing. When I try to set the expiration Date

PGP 5 is known to be full of bugs - some of them are severe security
bugs.  For example it can't handle signing subkeys correclty and IIRC
has problems with expiration dates.

> again to unlimited on the existing Key, export again - the Key is also
> just a "Sign Only" Key! At least for my pgp5i Version from debian/oldstable.

pgp5 can't be part of Debian because it is clearly non-free software.



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