Alternative to ‘--keyserver-options auto-key-retrieve’ under 2.1.x

Guilhem Moulin guilhem at
Fri Feb 12 13:51:10 CET 2016

Hi there,

With 1.4.x and 2.0.x ‘--keyserver-options auto-key-retrieve’ provided a
convenient way to automatically download a missing key, when verifying a
message signature in the MUA for instance.

However it seems to be a noop with 2.1.11, unless the deprecated option
‘--keyserver’ is also given.  From the manpage it looks like only some
not all keyserver options are deprecated, and ‘auto-key-retrieve’ in not
among them.  Is there a way around to tell gpg to retrieve the key via

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