default (secret) key for gpg

Uwe Brauer oub at
Tue Jan 28 17:15:49 CET 2014


Finally I decided to generate a new 4096 keypair.

Now gpg --list-keys tells me I have 

sec   1024R/93B61FDD 1998-09-17
uid                  Uwe Brauer <oub at>
uid                  Uwe Brauer <oub at>
uid                  Uwe Brauer <oub.oub.oub at>
uid                  Uwe Brauer <oub.oub.oub at>

sec   4096R/65AD077A 2014-01-28
uid                  Uwe Brauer (Second Key) <oub at>
ssb   4096R/F7D25222 2014-01-28

So I want to use the new key as default (For Xemacs and maybe this is an
addional problem)

So I added to the files in .gnupg

    -   gpg.conf: default-key 65AD077A

    -  options: default-key 65AD077A

(I even rebooted to restart the gpg-agent).
But xemacs, gnus, epg always picks up the old key. I will write to that
list as well, but would like to know if there is anything wrong in my


Uwe Brauer 
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