holtzm at cox.net
Tue Apr 7 03:10:35 CEST 2009
On Mon, 6 Apr 2009, David Shaw wrote:
> On Apr 6, 2009, at 6:25 PM, Robert Holtzman wrote:
>> Just tried to d/l a key and was greeted with
>> [holtzm at localhost]~$ sudo gpg --recv --keyserver pgp.mit.edu
>> [sudo] password for holtzm:
>> gpg: WARNING: unsafe ownership on configuration file
>> gpg: external program calls are disabled due to unsafe options file
>> gpg: keyserver communications error: general error
>> gpg: keyserver receive failed: general error
>> I have downloaded keys from this server before with no problems. The
>> ownership on the file in question is
>> -rw------- 1 holtzm holtzm 9419 2008-10-04 21:58 ./.gnupg/gpg.conf
> Why are you downloading keys as root (i.e. using sudo)?
It's a bad habit I got into when I started using ubuntu. Running the
command from my user account worked. I may have to stick with debian.
Thanks for pointing out my problem.
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