Key corruption: duplicate signatures and usage flags

martin f krafft madduck at
Thu Jun 22 13:22:46 CEST 2017

Hey Justus, thanks for writing in. Here are the answers you wanted:

> gpg --version please?


> > So far, so good. Do note the [SC] usage flags.
> What are the capabilities of your primary key supposed to be?

There were [SC] when I created it, but I've recently changed to
a signing subkey and removed the flag from the primary key.

> >   key 55C9882D999BBCC4:
> >   24 duplicate signatures removed
> >
> > That's a bit weird. Where do these come from?
> Not sure, but anyone can append stuff to your key on the keyservers.
> Maybe some faulty software reordered the packages and uploaded it?

Yeah could be. And while there's no way this can be fixed, it also
doesn't really harm, does it?

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