Wednesday, 26 August 2009

rocketfuel-setup could not retrieve key

I'd like to try out a in-house launchpad at some point,
so I thought I should get it.
But for some reason the rocketfuel-setup couldn't download
the keys it wanted for the dependencies it needed to apt-get:

Retrieving key 0A5174AF.
gpg: requesting key 0A5174AF from hkp server
gpgkeys: key 0A5174AF not found on keyserver
gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
gpg: Total number processed: 0
Could not retrieve key 0A5174AF.

So after mucking around trying to tell it to use my proxy,
I just commented out the relevant exit 1 lines.
This worked great, I just got prompted to confirm I want to install these packages.
I suppose the better solution would have been to try harder to manually install
the keys, but I didn't want to think about it too much.

1 comment:

  1. I find that the somewhat limited proxy configuration I suffer beneath doesn't really like going out through the port that the keyserver uses.

    Instead, I grab it from the web interface, copy the text into the clipboard, and do

    ~ cat | sudo apt-key add -
    [paste the key]
    [press enter]
    [press ctrl-D]