Unable to retrieve keys automatically

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Fri May 16 20:26:33 2003

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On Fri, May 16, 2003 at 10:37:24AM +0200, Xavier Nodet wrote:
> Hi,
> I have some problem retrieving keys from servers. My mailer uses the
> following kind of command when it determines that I do not have a given k=
ey in
> my keyring, and it always fails with the same error messages:
> C:\tmp>gpg.exe -v --keyserver http://wwwkeys.pgp.net:11371=20
>   --recv-keys 2696462A4980C4F7
> gpg: system error while calling external program: No such file or directo=
> gpg: WARNING: unable to remove tempfile (out)=20
>   `C:\DOCUME~1\nodet\LOCALS~1\Temp\gpg-B2227C\tempout.txt':=20
>   No such file or directory
> gpg: no handler for keyserver scheme "http"
> I'm using Windows XP SP1. The command also fails when I try it directly
> on the command line. The `C:\DOCUME~1\nodet\LOCALS~1\Temp' directory
> exists, and I have full rights on it. The directory
> `C:\DOCUME~1\nodet\LOCALS~1\Temp\gpg-B2227C' does not exist after GPG
> exited (and I do not know if it ever existed). The message comes
> whatever the value of GNUPGHOME, and even if I empty my gpg.conf file.
> Which program does GPG try to launch? Would it be possible that its
> name is displayed with the error message?

The problem is there is no "http" handler.  The handler for
wwwkeys.pgp.net is "hkp".  Use --keyserver hkp://wwwkeys.pgp.net


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