Re: New-Boy: GPG Trouble + some more [long]
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| Hi everybody, I've just come here and wish to join soon the Debian
| Project. After reading some documentation, I've generated a PGP key
| and reached the nearest Debian Developer in my country to get the
| key signed. I got it, but he warned me that the key should better
| NOT expire, whilst I generated a key with an expire date of 1 year
| from that day.
It will be a problem one year from now :-)
The easiest option is to edit the key and remove or change the
expiration date with --edit-key and the "expire" command.
$ gpg --edit-key <your 8-byte secret key id>
gpg (GnuPG) 1.2.3-nr1; Copyright (C) 2003 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.
Secret key is available.
pub 1024D/DEADBEEF created: 2003-10-08 expires: never trust: -/-
sub 1024g/D00DF00D created: 2003-10-08 expires: never
(1). Black Sheep <email@example.com>
Changing expiration time for the primary key.
Please specify how long the key should be valid.
~ 0 = key does not expire
~ <n> = key expires in n days
~ <n>w = key expires in n weeks
~ <n>m = key expires in n months
~ <n>y = key expires in n years
Key is valid for? (0) ...
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