Receiving keys as root user

Allan McRae allan at
Tue Nov 18 04:44:23 CET 2014

On 18/11/14 09:08, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 18/11/14 07:31, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
>> On 11/17/2014 05:44 AM, Allan McRae wrote:
>>> I have a GPG keychain for the root user which is used to validate all
>>> files in my package management system.  To add a key into this key
>>> chain, I have been running:
>>> sudo gpg --homedir /etc/pacman.d/gnupg/ --recv-keys EAE999BD
>>> With the 2.1 release, this now give the following error:
>>> gpg: connecting dirmngr at '/root/.gnupg/S.dirmngr' failed: IPC connect
>>> call failed
>>> gpg: keyserver receive failed: No dirmngr
>>> Is there a way to handle this that I am missing or is it a bug?
>> what version of dirmngr are you running?  gnupg 2.1.0 needs to use
>> dirmngr 2.1.0 (found in the gnupg 2.1.x source now, instead of the
>> separate distribution).
> I am using the latest version:
> # dirmngr --version
> dirmngr (GnuPG) 2.1.0

I have found running "dirmngr < /dev/null" as root creates
/root/.gnupg/S.dirmngr and allows gpg to work properly.

Is this something that should happen automatically?


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