Cannot refresh my own key

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon Oct 9 14:53:06 CEST 2006

On Fri, Oct 06, 2006 at 10:21:36PM -0400, Carlos Arenas Córdoba wrote:
> hello all.
> several months ago, i imported my key to canonical's (company behind
> ubuntu distribution) launchpad.  since then i cannot refresh my key: 
> <excerpt>
> $ gpg --refresh-keys 0xe0de64c5
> gpg: requesting key E0DE64C5 from http server
> gpgkeys: key DE46B91FBD9FE4532CB077094D40B8A2E0DE64C5 not found on
> keyserver
> gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
> gpg: Total number processed: 0
> </excerpt>
> for some reason, gpgkeys is using my fingerprint as my keyid.
> how can i correct this?  thanks in advance.

You have a mistaken assumption.  The fingerprint is not relevant here.
It looks like you have a preferred keyserver set pointing to the wrong
place.  Add "--keyserver-options verbose verbose verbose" to your
command and see where you're actually looking.


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