Key corruption: duplicate signatures and usage flags

Guilhem Moulin guilhem at
Wed Jun 21 14:41:23 CEST 2017

Hi Martin,

On Wed, 21 Jun 2017 at 11:03:40 +0200, martin f krafft wrote:
> And then check this out:
> % gpg --edit-key 0x55C9882D999BBCC4
> […]
> key 55C9882D999BBCC4:
> 24 duplicate signatures removed
> That's a bit weird. Where do these come from?

The OpenPGP packets were not ordered properly, and gpg tried to clean
that up.  (Typically the signatures were placed under a subkey or the
wrong UID, then reordered to be placed under the proper component;
duplicate sigs currently arise when the key is refreshed.)  See issue
2236 for details and background:

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