Re: Agh! My public key is for my old email address
In article <Pine.LNX.3.95q.971030094246.14579Afirstname.lastname@example.org>,
Will Lowe <email@example.com> wrote:
>On Thu, 30 Oct 1997, Erik Andersen wrote:
>> I have changed my email address for the packages I maintain to now use my debian.org email address. Unfortunatly, my public key is associated with my old email address. Is there any way to convert my public key to associate it with my new email address, or do I need to generate a new public key?
>> Right now, when I try to sign a package, I get:
>> Current time: 1997/10/30 07:15 GMT
>> Key matching userid 'Erik Andersen <firstname.lastname@example.org>' not found in file '/home/andersee/.pgp/secring.pgp'.
>> Signature error
>Take a look at the manpage -- you want to "add a userid" and "delete a
>userid" -- delete the old one, and add the new one (might be safer to do
>it in the reverse order). I think these are done via pgp -ke and pgp -kr.
Yep, that's doable. However I don't think you really want to delete the
primary email address. Just add the debian.org address in the format
Erik Andersen <email@example.com>
and any others that you want to be known as. I also have more then one
email address in my pgpkey.
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