making a Debian Live CD for managing GnuPG master key and smartcards

Lachlan Gunn lachlan at
Tue Apr 26 11:44:12 CEST 2016

>> - would anybody else like to suggest improvements to the workflow?

One thing that I forgot to mention is that it would be good to have some
way to copy master keys to new media or to rewrite them to existing
ones.  This could be prompted if some but not all disks have master keys
for example.

Automatic extension of the expiry dates should catch cases where the key
has been corrupted, but if it can be disabled then it might be a good
idea to check them.  I can't remember the exact details of how
expiration dates work with subkeys so you may need to do this yourself

Anyway, thanks again for having gotten the ball rolling on this, if I
get some time I'd be keen to lend a hand.


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