[debian] gpg key not found / pgpkeys.mit.edu

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Mon Mar 5 07:14:34 CST 2012


On 03/05/2012 04:17 AM, Martin Hamant wrote:
> I followed instructions here:
> http://linux.dell.com/repo/community/deb/latest/
> 
> I got this error:
> 
> $ gpg --keyserver pgpkeys.mit.edu --recv-key E74433E25E3D7775
> gpg: requesting key 5E3D7775 from hkp server pgpkeys.mit.edu
> gpgkeys: key E74433E25E3D7775 not found on keyserver
> gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
> gpg: Total number processed: 0
> 
> Any hint ?

My hint is to avoid the use of the MIT keyserver.  It has been having
trouble keeping up with the global keyserver network for several years now.

pool.sks-keyservers.net is a reasonable round-robin to use:

>> 0 dkg at pip:~$ gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv E74433E25E3D7775
>> gpg: requesting key 0xE74433E25E3D7775 from hkp server pool.sks-keyservers.net
>> gpg: key 0xE74433E25E3D7775: public key "libsmbios (This key is used to sign all libsmbios tarballs) <libsmbios-devel at lists.us.dell.com>" imported
>> gpg: Total number processed: 1
>> gpg:               imported: 1
>> 0 dkg at pip:~$ gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv E74433E25E3D7775
>> gpg: requesting key 0xE74433E25E3D7775 from hkp server pgp.mit.edu
>> gpgkeys: key E74433E25E3D7775 not found on keyserver
>> gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
>> gpg: Total number processed: 0
>> 2 dkg at pip:~$ 

hth,

	--dkg



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