[Pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#514623: Cannot use revoked subkeys for decription using a smart card

Kai Wasserbäch debian at carbon-project.org
Mon Feb 9 16:17:01 UTC 2009

Hello Enrico,

Enrico Zini wrote:
> It looks like since that key has been revoked in my new secring, gpg
> doesn't want to use it.  This, at least for decryption, seems to be
> wrong: I want to keep that subkey revoked, but I still want to be able
> to use it for decrypting old data.

I'd expect GnuPG to behave like this. For me the revocation singals that I've
lost control over the secret key and therefore any access should be blocked - if
possible. But that's just my singular opinion and possibly the wrong way to see it.



Kai Wasserbäch (Kai Wasserbaech)

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