cannot import gpg key

Bug #207277 reported by numerodix on 2008-03-26

This bug report was converted into a question: question #28068: cannot import gpg key.

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Launchpad itself

Bug Description

I'm trying to import my gpg key by following

On Step4 I'm stalled. will not accept my key. Output:


Launchpad could not import your OpenPGP key.

    * Did you enter your complete fingerprint correctly? A fingerprint is a long sequence of numbers and letters. You should use the output produced by the command:

          gpg --fingerprint

    * Have you published your key to a public key server? You can do that by by entering in a terminal:

          gpg --keyserver --send-keys

    * Has your key been automatically mirrored to the Ubuntu key server? Keys sometimes take up to an hour to be synchronized between servers. You can check if it has by querying the Ubuntu key server directly. If it hasn't, you can publish directly to our server by entering in a terminal:

          gpg --keyserver --send-keys


When I click the link it provides: my key is listed.

Steps to test:
$ gpg --fingerprint 9504FE73
pub 1024D/9504FE73 2008-03-26
      Key fingerprint = 00C9 9373 5964 2F57 4CAC E857 1DB7 5B47 9504 FE73
uid Martin Matusiak (numerodix) <email address hidden>
sub 2048g/A451DEBA 2008-03-26

$ gpg --keyserver -n --recv-keys 00c9937359642f574cace8571db75b479504fe73
gpg: requesting key 9504FE73 from hkp server
gpg: key 9504FE73: "Martin Matusiak (numerodix) <email address hidden>" not changed
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg: unchanged: 1

numerodix (numerodix) wrote :

Import worked just now.

Diogo Matsubara (matsubara) wrote :


can you try again? Launchpad uses a internal keyserver which is a mirror of
It's updated often but if you send the key to and immediately try to import it into Launchpad you might get that message. Let me know how it goes.


Changed in launchpad:
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in launchpad:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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