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Re: primary UID change

* Geert Stappers:

> On Tue, Feb 01, 2005 at 05:44:42PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> * Geert Stappers:
>> >> Why not?  2004-07-02 is just the signature creation time.  Luk has
>> >> recently changed his primary user ID, and GnuPG uses it when displying
>> >> the issuer.  The certificate itself does not contain a user ID.
>> > Which version of gpnupg allow changing of the primary user ID.
>> > That used to be impossible, but I'm willing to learn.
>> GnuPG in sid has a "primary" command under --edit-key.
>> Unless you take special measures, the user ID with the most recent
>> self-signature is considered the primary user ID.  For keys with
>> trusted signatures, things are a bit more complicated, though.
> Okay.
> Now I begin to see that signature is independent of the (primary) User ID

You are not alone in your confusion.  Most OpenPGP implementers didn't
get this right either (and this problem is one of the primary reasons
not to use PGP 2.6.x anymore).

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