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Re: Public key missing for Guix installation script?

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: Re: Public key missing for Guix installation script?
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 10:25:22 +0200
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On Wed, Feb 13, 2019 at 09:02:46PM -0800, address@hidden wrote:
> Hello,
> Tried to post this once before but it got rejected from the mailing
> list for some reason.
> I'm trying to install GNU Guix using the installation script
> (
> .
> Early on, there is a GPG verification step that fails due to a missing
> PGP key. The script tells me:
> [1550113585.102]: Starting installation (Wed Feb 13 19:06:25 PST 2019)
> [1550113585.106]: [ PASS ] verification of required commands completed
> [1550113585.113]: [ FAIL ] Missing OpenPGP public key.  Fetch it with
> this command:
>   gpg --keyserver --recv-keys
> 3CE464558A84FDC69DB40CFB090B11993D9AEBB5
> However, upon running that gpg command, I receive the following error
> message:
> "gpg: keyserver receive failed: No data"
> It appears this key is missing from the key server. Additionally, I've
> been searching all around other key servers for this key and I can't
> find anything.
> Not sure what to do about this. Is there a place I can find this key,
> or is it safe to just comment out the verification step in the
> installation script for now?
> Thanks,
> - Evan

I come across this occasionally, so in my scripts I've changed it to:
until gpg --recv-keys 3CE464558A84FDC69DB40CFB090B11993D9AEBB5; do echo "trying 
again..."; done

The key is also available at

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