GPG not retrieving keys when verifying

Martin Gollowitzer gollo at
Sun Apr 17 17:20:37 CEST 2011

* Todd A. Jacobs < at> [110417 17:14, 
  mID <BANLkTin=uaJDGvq_ayU6hM_iKrcvdrV7ng at>]:

> I'm not sure how I'm supposed to get GPG to automatically retrieve
> keys for signatures when validating a key. I'm currently running:
>     gpg --keyserver-options auto-key-retrieve -kvv FBB75451
> which doesn't do what I expect. I get a whole bunch of [User ID not
> found] messages, when what I expected was that keys matching those
> signatures would be retrieved from the keyserver.
> What am I doing wrong here?

The auto-key-retrieve options is for signatures made on content, not on
keys. AFAIK there is no option for automatically retrieving all keys
that signed a key.

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