howto revoke a key that has no secret key

Hauke Laging mailinglisten at
Tue Jul 1 18:43:42 CEST 2014

Am Di 01.07.2014, 09:29:57 schrieb eMyListsDDg:
> somehow i managed to send a key id to a key server that has no
> secret-key. so i would like to remove it.
> gpg --output keyrevoke.asc  --gen-revoke 0x<keyid>
> doesn't work since there is no secret key.
> at a loss as to how to remove/revoke this key

Your question is unclear (at least to me).

1) You cannot remove a certificate from a keyserver. Not even with the 
private key.

2) You can delete a key from your keyring but without the private 
mainkey you cannot revoke the key. Guess what the consequences would be 
if everyone (i.e. those without the private key) could revoke a key...

Crypto für alle:
OpenPGP: 7D82 FB9F D25A 2CE4 5241 6C37 BF4B 8EEF 1A57 1DF5
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