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New PGP Key

Because my old key is due to expire soon, I have created a new PGP key which is now exclusively being used to sign the PPA and newly distributed SHA256 files. Please update my key on your keyring as follows (perform as root):

    gpg --keyserver keys.gnupg.net --recv-keys 7977070A723C6CCB696C0B0227A5AC5A01937621

This new key (0x01937621) is also signed with my old key (0x107165A1):

    gpg --check-sigs 0x01937621

pub 2048D/01937621 2012-02-02 [expires: 2015-02-01]
uid IgnorantGuru (igurublog.wordpress.com) <ignorantguru@users.sourceforge.net>
sig 01937621 2012-02-02 IgnorantGuru (igurublog.wordpress.com) <ignorantguru@users.sourceforge.net>
sig 107165A1 2012-02-02 IgnorantGuru (igurublog.wordpress.com) <ignorantguru@users.sourceforge.net>

If you use the PPA, you must also update apt-key as follows (perform as root):

    bash -c 'gpg --export -a 01937621 | apt-key add -'

February 2, 2012 - Posted by | News


  1. # gpg –keyserver keys.gnupg.net –recv-keys 7977070A723C6CCB696C0B0227A5AC5A01937621
    gpg: requesting key 01937621 from hkp server keys.gnupg.net
    gpgkeys: key 7977070A723C6CCB696C0B0227A5AC5A01937621 not found on keyserver
    gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
    gpg: Total number processed: 0

    Comment by Anonymous | February 3, 2012

    • That is a transient error – just try again. If the problem continues please let me know – thanks. You can also use:

      gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 7977070A723C6CCB696C0B0227A5AC5A01937621

      Comment by IgnorantGuru | February 3, 2012

  2. now i know why : * the gpg error

    after updating all seems to werk but this:

    maya@Pia:~$ sudo gpg –export -a 01937621 | apt-key add –
    gpg: can’t open `/etc/apt/trusted.gpg’
    gpg: keydb_get_keyblock failed: eof
    gpg: no writable keyring found: eof
    gpg: error reading `-‘: general error
    gpg: import from `-‘ failed: general error

    :_( again

    Comment by maya | February 4, 2012

    • If using sudo you’ll need to use:

          sudo bash -c 'gpg --export -a 01937621 | apt-key add -'

      Comment by IgnorantGuru | February 4, 2012

  3. woaaa ti werks! ( ^)(^-^)

    Comment by maya | February 4, 2012

  4. // snip //
    Reading package lists… Done
    W: GPG error: http://ignorantguru.github.com unstable InRelease: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 27A5AC5A01937621
    [crunchbang5010:storge] ~ $ gpg –check-sigs 0x01937621
    pub 2048D/01937621 2012-02-02 [expires: 2015-02-01]
    uid IgnorantGuru
    sig!3 01937621 2012-03-15 IgnorantGuru
    uid IgnorantGuru (igurublog.wordpress.com)
    sig! 107165A1 2012-02-02 IgnorantGuru (igurublog.wordpress.com)
    sig!3 01937621 2012-02-02 IgnorantGuru
    sub 4096g/C7CB059C 2012-02-02 [expires: 2015-02-01]
    sig! 01937621 2012-02-02 IgnorantGuru

    [crunchbang5010:storge] ~ $ …what am i doing wrong?

    Comment by gygeshge | January 1, 2013

    • Perhaps you didn’t add the key to apt’s keyring? See step 1 here.

      Comment by IgnorantGuru | January 2, 2013

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