David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Oct 22 16:52:37 CEST 2009

On Oct 18, 2009, at 2:37 PM, Alejandro Erickson wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm a little confused about the verification/installation process.
> I have gpg 1.4.7 which came with Mac OS X - assume I trust it.  I  
> want to verify and install gpg 2.  I download gnupg-2.0.13.tar.bz2  
> and gnupg-2.0.13.tar.bz2.sig and run

GPG (any version) does not come with OSX.  If it is present there,  
someone other than Apple installed it.

> $ gpg --verify gnupg-2.0.13.tar.bz2.sig
> but it tells me public key not found.  I checked on the gnupg  
> website and found the username associated with 1CE0C630 (the public  
> key for the signature on gpg 2).  I can get gpg to list this public  
> key with
> $ gpg --search-keys dd9jn at
> but I can't seem to find a command to import it or to search the  
> keyserver when verifying.  I can find the key online and copy/paste  
> into a file and import the key to gpg but I imagine this is automated.

If you see results when you do a --search-keys, just enter the number  
in parentheses, next to the key.  GPG will use the same keyserver to  
retrieve and import the key.


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