Problem regarding dirmngr on Debian stable

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at
Sun Oct 23 19:13:19 CEST 2022

On Samstag, 22. Oktober 2022 19:12:23 CEST Dennis Clarke via Gnupg-users wrote:
>      I saw that the version of GnuPG on Debian stable was not really up
> to date and thus decided to build my own local copy from recent sources.
> $ gpg --keyserver --search-keys blah-blah-blah-keyid
> gpg: WARNING: server 'dirmngr' is older than us (2.2.27 < 2.3.8)
> gpg: Note: Outdated servers may lack important security fixes.
> gpg: Note: Use the command "gpgconf --kill all" to restart them.
> gpg: data source ....
> There is no dirmngr binary on this machine anywhere.

/usr/bin/dirmngr is part of the dirmngr package on Debian stable.

> Why am I seeing this strange message ?

Did you check whether there is an old dirmngr still running? Did you run
`gpgconf --kill all` as recommended by the above message?

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