Receiving keys as root user

Leonid Isaev leonid.isaev at
Thu Nov 27 00:19:11 CET 2014


On Tue, Nov 18, 2014 at 01:44:23PM +1000, Allan McRae wrote:
> 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?

I think this is a bug in gpg because /root/.gnupg should be irrelevant for the
pacman keyring in /etc/pacman.d/gnupg (and I also think that the 'fix' in
archlinux is wrong since the root user doesn't need to have a .gnupg dir).
Confusingly, it seems [1] that dirmngr should be working though...


Leonid Isaev
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