renewing of expired signatures

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Apr 4 05:14:27 CEST 2006

On Wed, Mar 29, 2006 at 11:58:19PM +0200, Philipp Gühring wrote:
> Hi,
> GnuPG has problems renewing expired signatures on keys, when the old signature 
> (that already expired) is still on the key. The old expired signature is 
> still on the key, and a new signature isn´t done when trying to renew it.
> The workaround is to manually remove the old signature before creating a new 
> signature.
> Is this a bug or an intended feature?

It depends on what version of GnuPG you are talking about.  For over
two years now, (since version 1.3.3 in October 2003), GnuPG will
prompt you with:

  Your current signature on "(whatever)"
  has expired.
  Do you want to issue a new signature to replace the expired one? (y/N)


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