GPG Keychain: Unable to upload public key

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07 Jun, 2019 07:19 PM

I'm running on Mac OS, Version 1.4.7b1 (1529b). I keep getting the following error:

Send keys failed! (Server indicated a failure)
Code = 219
Error text:
gpg: sending key 9F9182A9EFE244E8 to hkps://
gpg: keyserver send failed: Server indicated a failure
gpg: keyserver send failed: Server indicated a failure

I enabled beta updates and downloaded the lastest version per another post, but that did help. Any other ideas?

  1. 1 Posted by Naresh on 07 Jun, 2019 07:53 PM

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    Per this issue:

    I enabled "Include beta builds", but it looks like it isn't downloading 2019.b1. I'm stuck with 2018.5 (6f26711).

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 10 Jun, 2019 07:21 PM

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    Hi Naresh,

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

    Are you seeing any error message when you are checking for updates after ticking the beta option? If yes, please attach a screenshot.

    In case the download problems persist, here's a direct link:

    Kind regards,

  3. 3 Posted by Naresh Parshota... on 10 Jun, 2019 08:20 PM

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    Not seeing any errors - just that I have the latest update version already installed. I could be wrong, but I believe it’s not finding the beta version.

  4. 4 Posted by Naresh on 10 Jun, 2019 11:52 PM

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    I downloaded and installed per the link you provided and things work now.


  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 11 Jun, 2019 07:20 AM

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    Could you download GPG Suite 2018.5 stable from our website and try again to switch to beta via update. Does that problem persist for you?

  6. 6 Posted by Naresh on 12 Jun, 2019 04:08 PM

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    Hi Steve - sorry it took so long. But good news. :)

    I uninstalled the manually downloaded beta release, 2019.b1. Installed 2018.5 stable release and selected to show Beta releases. That has downloaded and installed. I've also tested sending my public key and syncing GPG Tools key from the servers. Happy to report that all that works.


  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Steve on 14 Jun, 2019 01:50 PM

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    That's great news. Glad this is solved for you. I'm closing this discussion. Should you need further assistance or have questions you can re-open this discussion here or open a new one any time.


  8. Steve closed this discussion on 14 Jun, 2019 01:50 PM.

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