Re: Changing the ID on a Debian key
On Sat, 10 Feb 2001, Ethan Benson wrote:
> 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'.
You can revoke a signature on an individual uid, using the gpg --edit-key
interface. Uploading the key to the keyserver after a signature revocation
has been tacked on should address the problem.
If you're really getting rid of the uid and want it to be revoked, then you
don't /want/ the uid to be deleted from the keyserver.. if you do that, no one
who's downloaded your key previously has any way of knowing that it's been