pg at futureware.at
Mon Nov 5 18:18:33 CET 2007
Thanks for your answer!
Ok, I need the following:
1. I need a tool that lists me all the UIDs in a key.
2. Then I select the UIDs I need, and the UIDs I do not need
3. Then I need a tool that removes all selected unneeded UIDs from the key,
and returns me the stripped key.
Until now I tried the do the first step with gpg --with-colons and the third
step with gpg --edit-key by automating gpg.
But due to the ordering problem, this doesn´t work.
> > Does GPGME have UID management functionality?
> You need to use the edit feature and implement most things yourself.
> See GPA for an implementarions of this.
How likely will it be that such an implementation will break with the next
version? It doesn´t sounds like a stable, robust and secure way to me.
> > Why is it ordered differently?
> This is an implementation detail.
You mean an implementation bug? Or is there some structural problem that
doesnt allow for a robust ordering? Are you sorting the UIDs while importing
them for faster lookup? Aren´t you just copying the public key into the
Why isn´t it order just in the same way it is written in the file? Why is it
reordered at all? Why isn´t the ordering configurable?
> > How are both lists ordered?
> The order is not specified.
How can I specify it then?
> OpenPGP does not define any order of UIDs.
Is that an issue that should be solved in the OpenPGP standard? Can you write
a proposal that would suit it?
Ok, which solution can you suggest?
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