recv-keys weirdness?

James Troup james at
Mon Oct 18 19:52:51 CEST 1999

Jason Gunthorpe <jgg at> writes:

> What does this mean:
> samosa{jgg}~/keys#gpg --no-options --batch --load-extension rsa
> --no-default-keyring --always-trust --keyring ./extrakeys.gpg --keyserver
> --recv-keys 0x2D527E31
> gpg: requesting key 2D527E31 from ...
> gpg: key 2D527E31: no valid user IDs
> gpg: this may be caused by a missing self-signature
> gpg: Total number processed: 1
> gpg:           w/o user IDs: 1
> samosa{jgg}~/keys#gpg --keyring ./extrakeys.gpg --fingerprint 0x2D527E31
> gpg: error reading key: public key not found
> Surely gpg isn't not importing the key because it doesn't have a
> self-signed ID?

Oh, yes.  Why do you think your scripts never picked up the duplicate
keys I removed recently from the Debian keyring...?


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