Malformed Revokation Certificate?

Peter Lebbing peter at
Wed Aug 8 10:20:51 CEST 2012

On 07/08/12 15:18, Jay Litwyn wrote:
> I submitted this revokation certificate to a couple of servers and
> they said it was malformed,
> and I had trouble guessing how to generate anything different. So, I
> imported the revokation certificate, exported the whole key, and
> submitted that. It worked.

Now, I haven't ever revoked a key, but I wouldn't be surprised if this is how it
is supposed to work. After all, the revocation certificate is just a special
type of signature. You don't upload signatures to a keyserver, you upload keys
with signatures to a keyserver. The keyserver then merges in all the signatures
it has on that key.

> gpg (GnuPG) 1.2.2
> Copyright (C) 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.

That's old. Like, really old. Why do you use such an old version?

As for PGP 2.6.3, I believe the idea (IDEA? :) is that if you really still want
to use that, you have to be prepared for some struggles to get all sides
communicating. That's the price you pay.


I use the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) in combination with Enigmail.
You can send me encrypted mail if you want some privacy.
My key is available at

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