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Re: Changing the ID on a Debian key



On Sun, Feb 11, 2001 at 09:34:38AM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> 
> How do you do the opposite? ie. How do you delete an old uid, which
> corresponds to an E-Mail address that no longer works (for instance)?

you can't.  at least not when keyservers are involved.  you can delete
uids easily on your local keyring, but exporting the key and merging
into someone elses (or a keyservers) keyring will simply add any new
uids and not remove any.  

> (deleting the uid and uploading to the server wont delete the extra
> uid on the server. Same goes for importing the key into gpg too).

yup, sucks doesn't it?  its too bad there isn't a way to mark a single
uid as revoked or better `obsolete'.  

-- 
Ethan Benson
http://www.alaska.net/~erbenson/

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