Keys missing from GPG Keychain

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David Mitchell

27 Feb, 2017 12:41 AM

In an old post I found that someone else had this same problem and discovered that the ~/.gnupg directory owner had been changed to root. I had the (almost) same problem - keys missing - but rather than the dir ownership mysteriously had changed to root, for me it was just the two files pubring.gpg and pubring.gpg~. Changing back to my owner fixed the problem.

Here's the thing - how did the other guy and I get in to this in the first place?

My only suspicion (with no theory or evidence) is that it may have happened when I installed some stuff for Perl. Principally, the following commands.

perl -MCPAN -e 'install Bundle::CPAN'
cpan App:cpanminus
cpanm File::Next

Hope this helps.

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  1. Steve closed this discussion on 18 Aug, 2017 01:45 PM.

  2. Steve re-opened this discussion on 18 Aug, 2017 01:46 PM

  3. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 18 Aug, 2017 01:46 PM

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    Hi David,

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

    Sorry for the late reply, this totally slipped through the cracks since it was quickly closed after creation.

    Did you close this discussion intentionally?

    All the best,

  4. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 16 Feb, 2018 11:07 AM

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    Closing, since no further user feedback was received. Should your problem persist, feel free to re-open this discussion any time.

    All the best, steve

  5. Steve closed this discussion on 16 Feb, 2018 11:07 AM.

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