--search-keys: "gpg: error searching keyserver: No inquire callback in IPC"

Rainer Fiebig jrf at mailbox.org
Wed Jul 28 11:22:18 CEST 2021

Hi! I'm having a problem when searching for keys on keyservers when
using "gpg --search-keys".

The only line in dirmngr.conf (except for comments) is:
keyserver hkps://keys.openpgp.org

gnupg version is 2.2.29 but I also see this with 2.2.27.

Locale is German but "Kein "Inquire" "Callback" für IPC gesetzt" should
be equivalent to "No inquire callback in IPC". Sorry.

~> gpg --search-keys E3FF2839C048B25C084DEBE9B26995E310250568
gpg: enabled debug flags: memstat
gpg: error searching keyserver: Kein "Inquire" "Callback" für IPC gesetzt
gpg: Suche auf dem Schlüsselserver fehlgeschlagen: Kein "Inquire"
"Callback" für IPC gesetzt
gpg: keydb: handles=0 locks=0 parse=0 get=0
gpg:        build=0 update=0 insert=0 delete=0
gpg:        reset=0 found=0 not=0 cache=0 not=0
gpg: kid_not_found_cache: count=0 peak=0 flushes=0
gpg: sig_cache: total=0 cached=0 good=0 bad=0
gpg: random usage: poolsize=600 mixed=0 polls=0/0 added=0/0
              outmix=0 getlvl1=0/0 getlvl2=0/0
gpg: rndjent stat: collector=0x0000000000000000 calls=0 bytes=0
gpg: secmem usage: 0/32768 bytes in 0 blocks

However, this (and only this) works:

~> gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --search-keys
gpg: enabled debug flags: memstat
gpg: data source:
(1)	Łukasz Langa (GPG langa.pl) <lukasz at langa.pl>
	Łukasz Langa <lukasz at edgedb.com>
	Łukasz Langa <lukasz at python.org>
	Łukasz Langa (Work e-mail account) <ambv at fb.com>
	  4096 bit RSA key B26995E310250568, erzeugt: 2015-05-11
Keys 1-1 of 1 for "E3FF2839C048B25C084DEBE9B26995E310250568".  Eingabe
von Nummern, Nächste (N) oder Abbrechen (Q)

Any ideas? Thanks.

Rainer Fiebig

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