self signing the pub key

Matthias Apitz guru at
Fri Dec 25 18:41:30 CET 2015


I read that I should self-sign my pub key, but when I do this after
creation, it says:

$ LANG=C gpg2 --sign-key Matthias

pub  rsa2048/AA1EF4741F9046D4
     created: 2015-12-25  expires: never       usage: SC  
     trust: ultimate      validity: ultimate
sub  rsa2048/D6AD2EFF41863FE4
     created: 2015-12-25  expires: never       usage: E   
[ultimate] (1). Matthias Apitz (GnuPG v2) <guru at>

"Matthias Apitz (GnuPG v2) <guru at>" was already signed by key AA1EF4741F9046D4
Nothing to sign with key AA1EF4741F9046D4

Key not changed so no update needed.

What I do wrong?


Matthias Apitz, ✉ guru at, 🌐  ☎ +49-176-38902045

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