Did I break my Ubuntu GPG installation?

Damien Goutte-Gattat dgouttegattat at incenp.org
Wed Jan 18 15:24:11 CET 2017

On 01/18/2017 01:06 PM, Stefan Boehringer wrote:
> I don't know why so much is stated as "unbekannt = unknown"...

It looks like you didn't save and restore your trust database when you 
deleted your .gnupg folder (it's a file called trustdb.gpg). As a 
result, GnuPG does not know what level of ownertrust should be assigned 
to your key.

Your own key should normally be "ultimately trusted", and is the root 
from which all key validity computation are done. Without an ultimately 
trusted key, no key can be valid.

> What could I do?

Editing your key and manually setting its ownertrust to "ultimate" 
(using the "trust" command in the key editor) should be enough.

Hope that helps,


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