[arch-dev-public] pacman root key issue with gnupg-2.1

Gaetan Bisson bisson at archlinux.org
Mon Dec 1 03:35:57 UTC 2014

[2014-11-30 17:22:08 -1000] Gaetan Bisson:
> [2014-12-01 12:14:34 +1000] Allan McRae:
> > With GnuPG 2.1, they have tightened up on keys without a passphrase.  We
> > don't have a passphrase on the root key in the pacman keyring...  This
> > means that things like adding keys (pacman-key --recv-key <keyid>) now fail.
> Strange, --recv-key works fine here, running gnupg-2.1.0-6 on a
> pre-gnupg-2.1 pacman-keyring.

Didn't you mean --lsign-key now fails (instead of --recv-key)? As per
https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/42966 ?

I can confirm that's an issue...


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