GPG Keychain: Genereal Error Code = 1

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Yoav Schlesinger

07 Aug, 2017 10:11 PM

Search keys failed! (General error)
Code = 1
Error text:
gpg: error searching keyserver: General error
gpg: keyserver search failed: General error

Cannot search for keys.

macOS           10.12.5     16F73
GPG Suite       2017.1      1927n   (87683d7)
GPGMail         2.7         1226n   (fcb75aa)
GPG Keychain    1.3.3       1355n   (d51c342)
GPGServices     1.11        952n    (3f09119)
MacGPG2         2.1.21      16n     (e66ee6f)
GPGPreferences  2.0.2       966n    (07869f1)
Libmacgpg       0.8         809n    (ca1f62c)
pinentry        0.9.7       21n     (6aeb033)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 09 Aug, 2017 12:19 PM

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    Hi Yoav,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    Thanks for your report. Could you please download and install our latest GPG Suite nightly build and see if the problem persists. That page also has sig and SHA256 to verify the download. Currently that is GPG Suite 1940n.

    Are you behind a company firewall or using any other network traffic control tools like for example LittleSnitch?

    Does this error happen consistently whenever you try to search the key servers for a key or just a single time?

    All the best,

    Disclaimer: This is a development version which has not been thoroughly tested yet - bugs or crashes are to be expected. Thanks for helping us test.

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