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Re: gpg ca-cert-file=[which file???]
On 7/15/17, René Berber wrote:
> On 7/15/2017 1:40 PM, Lee wrote:
>> in my ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf so I can do auto-key-retrieve securely ... or
>> at least over an encrypted channel. But what file should I be using
>> as the ca-cert file?
> You should be using the "system" files.
> On Cygwin that means installing the ca-certificates package (currently
> version 2.14-1). They are installed in a location where the SSL package
> expects them, you don't have to go look for them, and shouldn't need to
> specify its location (a directory) on your gpg.conf
Where does the ca-certificates package put the certs? gpg didn't find them :(
$ cygcheck -c ca-certificates
Cygwin Package Information
Package Version Status
ca-certificates 2.14-1 OK
>> $ grep "^keyserver" ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf
>> keyserver hkps://pgp.mit.edu/
>> keyserver-options check-cert=on
>> keyserver-options ca-cert-file=/etc/pki/tls/cert.pem
> Wrong cert actually, I don't know why you say it worked.
Because it did work.
I didn't have the public key needed to verify the package, so gpg
--verify would complain about
gpg: Can't check signature: public key not found
gpg --auto-key-locate keyserver --keyserver-options auto-key-retrieve
would complain about various things - I didn't save any of the error msgs
until I finally hit on the combination of
in my gpg.conf, at which point gpg verified the file.
and I no longer have the 'public key not found' problem:
$ gpg --verify BIND9.9.10-P1.x64.zip.asc
gpg: assuming signed data in `BIND9.9.10-P1.x64.zip'
gpg: Signature made Mon, Jun 5, 2017 2:31:57 PM EDT
gpg: using RSA key 0xF1B11BF05CF02E57
gpg: Good signature from "Internet Systems Consortium, Inc. (Signing
key, 2017-2018) <firstname.lastname@example.org>"
gpg: WARNING: This key is not certified with a trusted signature!
gpg: There is no indication that the signature belongs to the owner.
Primary key fingerprint: BE0E 9748 B718 253A 28BB 89FF F1B1 1BF0 5CF0 2E57
> The cert that should have matched is the one used by the key server, not
> by you.
I'm guessing the "keyserver-options ca-cert-file=" needs to be
pointing at the ca-certificate package root store - but damnifiknow
where it is :(
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