How to determine who signed what

Mike Cardwell gnupg at
Fri Jun 6 11:51:43 CEST 2014

* on the Thu, Jun 05, 2014 at 11:17:55PM +0200, frank ernest wrote:

>    Yes, that is exactly what I desire. But when I run I get:
>    gpg --verify
>    And it hangs until I hit ctrl-D and then I get:
>    gpg: verify signatures failed: Unknown system error
>    If I select a paricular file I get:
>    gpg2 --verify gtypist-2.9.tar.xz.sig gtypist-2.9.tar.xz
>    gpg: Signature made Mon 31 Oct 2011 06:31:17 PM EDT using RSA key ID
>    C94AFA52
>    gpg: Can't check signature: No public key
>    So, how can I find the oublic key?

mike at glue:~/.gnupg$ gpg --recv-key C94AFA52
gpg: requesting key C94AFA52 from hkp server
gpg: key C94AFA52: public key "Tim Marston <tim at>" imported
gpg: 3 marginal(s) needed, 1 complete(s) needed, PGP trust model
gpg: depth: 0  valid:  10  signed:   2  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 10u
gpg: depth: 1  valid:   2  signed:   0  trust: 1-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 1f, 0u
gpg: next trustdb check due at 2014-11-02
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
mike at glue:~/.gnupg$ 

If you want gpg to automatically look up and fetch keys so you don't
have to do this particular step, you can add e.g the following to
your ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf file:

keyserver-options auto-key-retrieve

Mike Cardwell
OpenPGP Key    35BC AF1D 3AA2 1F84 3DC3   B0CF 70A5 F512 0018 461F
XMPP OTR Key   8924 B06A 7917 AAF3 DBB1   BF1B 295C 3C78 3EF1 46B4
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