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Re: pdebuild, pycentral and gpg

On Sat, Apr 28, 2007 at 12:07:11PM +0200, Adeodato Simó wrote:
> * Gudjon I. Gudjonsson [Fri, 27 Apr 2007 20:04:04 +0200]:

> > At last I made a silly mistake with my gpg. I put some silly sentence to some 
> > field i thought was for remembering my password (has nothing to do with the 
> > password). But now my name is in the GPG key
> > Gudjon I. Gudjonsson (sillysentence)
> > Is there any way of removing the silly sentence? Since I have only used the 
> > key for the two mentor packages, can I revoke it and make a new one.

> No, you can't remove the silly sentence (what GPG calls the 'comment'),
> since it's part of the UID, and UIDs can't be removed, only revoked.

Well, they can be removed, but they can only be removed locally, not

> Unless your key has not been uploaded to a public keyserver, you can't
> get rid of the comment by any other means than making a new key. If it
> hasn't been uploaded to a public keyserver, you can remove the UID.


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