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Old 10-31-2009, 10:32 AM
Roy Smith
Default Retrieving a gpg KMey

Mark C. Miller wrote:
> Earlier today, I created a gpg key, submitted it to keyserver.ubuntu.com
> and then tried to authenticate through launchpad to sign the ubuntu
> user's agreement. I did eveerything correctly, I got the ascii armored
> message, decoded it using firegpg, and followed the link back to
> launchpad.
> For whatever reason, my machine at work wouldn't connect, so I couldn't
> complete the action.
> I figured I would just come home, do a quick lookup of help, and find
> something that would tell me how I can retrieve the key from the
> keyserver.
> No such luck.
> Do I have to generate a different key for each machine I use (there's
> eight of them)? That doesn't seem right.
> Using Ubuntu 9.04 (one is 9.04 UNR).
> thanks for your help in getting me sorted out.

No you don't have to create a gpg key for each machine. Go to the pc
where you created the key, and in the home folder you'll have a hidden
.gnupg folder. Copy the contents of that folder to a thumb drive, then
copy that to the .gnupg folder of yout other pc's.


Roy Smith
Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
Registered Linux User #488144
Registered Ubuntu User #26841

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