Key corruption: duplicate signatures and usage flags

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Jun 23 09:40:04 CEST 2017

On Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:33, 2014-667rhzu3dc-lists-groups at said:

> I didn't know you could remove a usage flag once the key was on the

Those flags are tracked in self-signatures.  When changing a flag a new
self-signature is used.  This will be uploaded to the keyserver.  gpg
uses the flags from the latest self-signature it has.

Note that revocations are also self-signatures (using a different class
and not "flags", though).



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