cURL keyserver handlers broken

Alphax alphasigmax at
Sun Feb 19 13:54:40 CET 2006

David Shaw wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 19, 2006 at 04:42:19PM +1030, Alphax wrote:
>>David Shaw wrote:
>>>On Sun, Feb 19, 2006 at 04:09:32PM +1030, Alphax wrote:
>>>>Under GPG 1.4.3rc1 I'm completely unable to get the cURL-type keyserver
>>>>handlers to function correctly. For example, using the following command:
>>>>gpg --no-options --keyserver --search Alphax
>>>>I get the error:
>>>>?: localhost: Unable to connect: ec=0
>>>>gpgkeys: HTTP search error 7: couldn't connect: No error
>>>Keep in mind 1.4.3rc1 is a development version and hasn't been
>>>released yet.  gnupg-devel would be a more appropriate place.
>>>That said, please run with:
>>>  --debug 1024 --keyserver-options keep-temp-files
>>>added to your command line, and post the results as well as the
>>>contents of your tempin.txt file (the location of the tempin.txt file
>>>may vary on different systems, but will be shown in the debug
>>>output).  It looks like you're not talking to
>>>at all.
>>Well, I know it exists; the second time I ran it (using an older version
>>of GPG) I *did* get results.
> No question that it exists.  Just that gpgkeys wasn't talking to it...
> The output you sent is helpful.  Can you do another run, but add:
>   --keyserver-options verbose verbose verbose
> (that's 3x verbose)

gpg --no-options --debug 1024  --keyserver-options verbose
--keyserver-options verbose --keyserver-options verbose
--keyserver-options keep-temp-files --keyserver
--search Alphax
gpg: It is only intended for test purposes and should NOT be
gpg: used in a production environment or with production keys!
gpg: DBG: expanding string "C:\GnuPG\gpgkeys_hkp.exe -o "%O" "%I""
gpg: DBG: args expanded to "C:\GnuPG\gpgkeys_hkp.exe -o
"C:\DOCUME~1\Andrew\LOCALS~1\Temp\gpg-6CC115\tempin.txt"", use 1,
keep 1
gpg: DBG: using temp file
gpg: searching for "Alphax" from hkp server
gpg: DBG: system() command is C:\GnuPG\gpgkeys_hkp.exe -o
Command:        SEARCH
gpgkeys: HTTP URL is
?: localhost: Unable to connect: ec=0
gpgkeys: HTTP search error 7: couldn't connect: No error
gpg: key "Alphax" not found on keyserver
secmem usage: 1408/1408 bytes in 2/2 blocks of pool 1408/32768

The only difference in tempin.txt was that "OPTION verbose" appeared
three times..

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