--refresh-keys stops working while processing

Charly Avital shavital at mac.com
Thu Apr 8 05:26:18 CEST 2004

Might it be related to the status of the keyserver from which gpg is refreshing the keys?

I just ran the same line, the process completed without any problems, at the end I got the following sum up:
gpg: 3 marginal(s) needed, 1 complete(s) needed, classic trust model
gpg: depth: 0  valid:  22  signed:  44  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 22u
gpg: depth: 1  valid:  44  signed:  20  trust: 2-, 1q, 0n, 8m, 33f, 0u
gpg: depth: 2  valid:  15  signed:   9  trust: 1-, 0q, 0n, 4m, 10f, 0u
gpg: next trustdb check due at 2004-05-22
gpg: Total number processed: 244
gpg:           w/o user IDs: 1
gpg:              unchanged: 95
gpg:           new user IDs: 78
gpg:            new subkeys: 40
gpg:         new signatures: 4384

There a few incidences a key not found in the particular keyserver I was using (keyserver.kjsl.com), e.g.:
gpgkeys: key [...finger print, or long ID...] not found on keyserver.

Running GnuPG 1.3.5, under Macintosh OS 10.3.3

At 9:02 PM +0200 4/7/04, Jens Kubieziel wrote:
>I wanted to update my keyring and did a "gpg --refresh-keys" without
>other options. After processing 194 keys it stopped. I got no error
>message and the last line which was spit out is:
>gpg: Schlüssel C5836F2A: "Christian Franke (Der Spinner) <franke.christian at gmx.de>" Nicht geändert
>After waiting some 10-20 minutes I killed the process. When I retried it,
>the gpg-process stopped at approximately 110 keys. I can reproduce this
>error for every "--refresh-keys".
>What can be the reason for this? (I was only the whole time.)
>Thanks for any hints
>Jens Kubieziel                                   http://www.kubieziel.de
>Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from a rigged demo.

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