Posted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:29 pm Post subject: [SOLVED] emerge --sync - gpg: keyserver refresh failed Hello, Performing a portage sync through emerge --sync fails with the following error: ==> ERROR: A specified local key could not be updated from a keyserver. When executing the apt-get update command, you may get “There is no public key available” warning message. Version: 2.1.15-9 On Mon 2016-11-14 18:13:05 +0900, Phil Dibowitz wrote: > On 11/14/2016 12:14 AM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote: >> If everything is working for you now, i suspect we can close this ticket They all usually sync with sks-keyservers.net.Ubuntu and other distro server also do that. ==> ERROR: A specified local key could not be updated from a keyserver. Currently, it will search for published keys using the WKD protocol, and it will search for keys in the keys.openpgp.org keyserver. The sks-keyservers.net Pool is quite big, but if you get a bad one, you can't do anything. The same mechanism can be used from the OpenPGP Key Manager, using the Keyserver, "Discover Keys Online" command, which allows you to search … Stack Exchange network consists of 176 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.. Visit Stack Exchange This article explains how to solve this warning Since the certificate spamming attack, there are new servers like keys.openpgp.org but these won't work in this case. I just specified --keyserver!!!?? I thought that my local machine was the problem so I installed a new installation on a virtual machine and when running the command it comes out with the same error: In general the keyserver could fail. even if I am running it from the batch file (using command prompt) and not from Task scheduler, after a certain number of hours, it is throwing the error- no secret key available. Of course there are servers like pgp.mit.edu and other different university servers. Unfortunately, the site is unable to function properly without using session, functional and third-party cookies. WHAT?! but If I do a decryption from the GUI by entering the passphrase, and then running the command again it starts to work again. I recently installed Ubuntu 17.04 and I'm not able to add any ppa. Stack Exchange Network. There should be pub key that has to be imported. gpg: keyserver search failed: No route to host $ gpg2 --keyserver hkps://hkps.sks-keyservers.net --search-keys 2071B08A33BD3F06 gpg: no keyserver known (use option --keyserver) gpg: keyserver search failed: No keyserver available. Here a different server: SKS Keyservers: Overview of the pools you could do: gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys Let's see if this can be rectified with clearing the keyserver: We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. 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