1.4.3 // proper syntax for --edit-key cross-certify ?

David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Thu Apr 6 04:02:16 CEST 2006

On Wed, Apr 05, 2006 at 07:47:12PM -0400, vedaal at hush.com wrote:

> the key i originally wrote in about,
> is an older (but still v4) rsa key and rsa signing subkey
> and i couldn't get it to cross-certify
> can others try this out on any older PGP-generated keys they might 
> have,
> and see if it works or not,

PGP does not generate signing subkeys.  You generated a RSA encryption
key that happened to be without key flags (I guess that version of PGP
didn't use them yet), and so it appears as a RSA sign+encrypt key in

Bottom line is, this does not work on PGP generated keys.


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