CRL server error with gpgsm

Werner Koch wk at
Wed May 2 07:29:59 CEST 2018

On Sun, 29 Apr 2018 22:27, m-guelker at said:

>     gpgsm: checking the CRL failed: Server indicated a failure
>     gpgsm: error creating signature: Server indicated a failure <Dirmngr>

Dirmngr (the network access component of GnuPG) got an DNS error; that
is it can't find the IP of the requested server with the CRL.

>     gpgsm (GnuPG) 2.1.18

We have fixed quite a bit since 2.1.18 and I don't know how much of that
has been backported by Debian.

> gpgsm version on the Gentoo system:
>     $ gpgsm --version
>     gpgsm (GnuPG) 2.2.4

As you wrote it does not happen in this version; so updating to the
latest version will fix the problem.  For Debian specific bugs, dkg
might be able to help.  

As a possible workaround you can try to add 


to ~/.gnupg/dirmngr.conf



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