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bug#35739: Bad signature from GNU ELPA


From: Noam Postavsky
Subject: bug#35739: Bad signature from GNU ELPA
Date: Tue, 14 May 2019 18:04:47 -0400
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.2 (gnu/linux)

retitle 35739 [w32] Bad signature from GNU ELPA for archive-contents
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Richard Copley <address@hidden> writes:

> Recipe from 'emacs -Q': [M-x package-list-packages RET].
>
> Symptoms: The package list is displayed but an *Error* buffer pops up:
>
> Failed to verify signature archive-contents.sig:
> Bad signature from 474F05837FBDEF9B GNU ELPA Signing Agent (2014) <
> address@hidden>
> Command output:
> gpg: Signature made 05/14/19 22:10:03 GMT Summer Time
> gpg:                using DSA key CA442C00F91774F17F59D9B0474F05837FBDEF9B
> gpg: BAD signature from "GNU ELPA Signing Agent (2014) <
> address@hidden>" [unknown]

> gpg (GnuPG) 2.2.11

> In GNU Emacs 27.0.50 (build 7, x86_64-w64-mingw32)
>  of 2019-05-12 built on MACHINE

I can reproduce on my Windows machine, but not on GNU/Linux.  Maybe some
line endings are getting converted?

I also noticed that doing (setq package-check-signature nil), M-x
package-refresh-contents, (setq package-check-signature t), lets
packages be installed successfully.  It's only the archive-contents that
fails to verify.






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