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Re: debsigs

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh <hmh@debian.org> writes:

>> > We do not revoke keys because they are not invalid. We do not revoke the
>> > signatures on UIDs mentioning @debian.org, because that would cause a lot of
>> > trouble for the person to come back to the Debian project, I think. One
>> > cannot revoke a revocation certificate, AFAIK...
>> Yes, you can.  Just sign the key again.  Recent GnuPG versions will
>> handle this correctly.
> Will that work correctly in remote keys (i.e. if one key that HAS the
> revocation signature on top of the old signature, and fetches the new
> signature, does it wipe the old sig and rev. sig?)

It doesn't wipe it (both signatures are still there), but it reverses
the effect of the revocation.

>> I don't think it's a good idea to express trust by membership in the
>> Debian keyring.  Why can't we use bare OpenPGP for that?
> We don't use that because (AFAIK):
> 1. It is slower by a factor of 10, if not more.

This will be fixed in GnuPG 1.0.7.

> If (1) is not a problem anymore, and you are offering to fix all the
> scripts...


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