How to 'un-sign' a key?

Joel C. Salomon joelcsalomon at
Thu May 7 16:43:44 CEST 2009


I foolishly signed a key I had not verified well, and the signed version
is on a keyserver.  How can I unsign it?

I have tried the following (changing the key ID to 0xDEADBEEF):

> C:\Users\chesky>"c:\Program Files\GNU\GnuPG\gpg.exe" --edit-key 0xDEADBEEF
> gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.9; Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
> There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.
> pub  4096R/DEADBEEF  created: 2008-08-27  expires: 2010-08-27  usage: SCEA
>                      trust: undefined     validity: full
> [  full  ] (1). Mister Magoo <mister at magoo.not>
> Command> revsig
> You have signed these user IDs on key DEADBEEF:
>      Mister Magoo <mister at magoo.not>

That’s not all that’s supposed to happen, is it?

—Joel Salomon

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