Launchpad assigned me a ppa key that is not unique

Asked by Philip Wyett on 2012-05-18

I import my key for my ppa and get two.


Is this an issue that can be fixed or worked around?

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Philip Wyett (philswyett) said : #1

I can work around this by doing:

  sudo apt-key del dave beyda

However this is no good for users who may import by the normal method and wonder what is going on.

Max Bowsher (maxb) said : #2

8-digit key ids are conveniently short, but as you have seen, they aren't necessarily unique.

The keyserver link that Launchpad provides on your PPA page uses the full fingerprint:

and displays only the correct key.

You can also refer to it using a 16-digit key id - that also works:

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