GnuPG incompatible with windows-vista ?

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Mar 13 05:13:36 CET 2007

On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 03:39:30AM +0100, Sebsatian von Thadden wrote:
> Hi,
> today I've made some tests with gnupg and vista.
> Everything works fine, but at the moment, gnupg has to communicate with
> any external keyserver, I get this result:
> gpg: searching for "svt at" from hkp server
> gpgkeys: this keyserver type only supports key retrieval
> gpg: keyserver communications error: Dateilesefehler
> gpg: Suche auf dem Schlüsselserver fehlgeschlagen: Dateilesefehler
> When using the --debug all option, I get the same output (firstline is
> config-dir, the rest is the same).
> This error comes very fast. GnuPG does not search for hostnames or any
> other external recource.
> While these tests, the firewall was disabled.
> The same commands on a winXP-System are working correct.
> Can somebody verify this problem or know how I can solve it ?

You are either missing gpgkeys_hkp.exe or GPG can't find it (not in
your path).


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