Why Operating Systems don't always upgrade GnuPG

Teemu Likonen tlikonen at iki.fi
Wed Feb 21 17:22:19 CET 2018

Daniel Kahn Gillmor [2018-02-20 21:35:12-08] wrote:

> Anyway, here's one concrete example (hinted at above) of a
> programmatic gap that is much easier to achieve by mucking around with
> the internal state rather than by the programmatic interface:
>  * I want to introduce a new signing-capable subkey, and i want to
>    distribute it widely, but i don't want to start signing with it just
>    yet.

It seems to me that there is an easy gpg.conf solution:

    default-key FINGERPRINT!

See the ! character which forces exactly that (sub)key for signing. Use
that option to select your old signing (sub)key.

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