Using GnuPG To Look Up A key On The Keyserver

Sun Jun 3 03:20:01 2001

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I wonder if you could tell me if I am doing anything wrong, or I have
found a bug in GnuPG 1.0.6.

Through my MUA (Becky!2) I asked GnuPG to verify a key which I did not
have on my keyring.  The following is the output message I received:

> gpg: armor header: Hash: SHA1
> gpg: armor header: Version: PGP 6.5.8ckt (Build 05)
> gpg: armor header: Comment: PGP Signed, sealed, delivered.
> gpg: original file name=''
> gpg: Signature made 06/02/01 21:25:48 BST using DSA key ID 650F4534
> gpg: requesting key 650F4534 from ...
> gpg: armor header: Version: PGPsdk 2.0.1 Copyright (C) 2000 Networks Associates Technology, Inc. All rights reserved.
> gpg: pub 1024D/650F4534 2000-09-05 David Elliott <>
> gpg: C:/GnuPG/pubring.gpg: rename to C:/GnuPG/pubring.bak failed: Permission denied
> gpg: error writing keyring `C:/GnuPG/pubring.gpg': file rename error
> gpg: error reading `[stream]': file rename error
> gpg: Can't check signature: public key not found
When I went back and did this manually through the same web based keyserver, using exactly the same Key ID, I got a Key Not Found error message. However, when I added the "0x" in front of the Key ID, it found the key all right, and was able to import it into my keyring. And shouldn't the references to C:/GnuPG/pubring.gpg be references to C:\GnuPG\pubring.gpg? I'm using Win98SE. - -- Graham <> Please use my PGP/GnuPG Key ID: 0xE935DB9D -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (MingW32) Comment: Please encrypt and sign for internet security iD8DBQE7GZBeIwtBZOk1250RAss/AKCIkQt15Uk9KVMsmk8Q/rBK7lluSgCfV2bs SOoxG1j/b7vK9LAgXfZcSIU= =zc1l -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----