[Pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#574915: still a problem with HTTP 501 response

Gunnar Wolf gwolf at gwolf.org
Wed May 5 17:07:30 UTC 2010

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dijo [Tue, May 04, 2010 at 06:06:41PM -0400]:
> keyring.debian.org now returns 501 if sent a "--search" request, but gpg
> still says:
>  gpg: key "dkg" not found on keyserver.

Umh, but I do not believe there is much we can do - This seems to be a
problem with how the client reports it. 

As a result of:

$ gpg --keyserver keyring.debian.org --search dkg
gpg: searching for "dkg" from hkp server keyring.debian.org
gpg: key "dkg" not found on keyserver

The following conversation took place:

GET /pks/lookup?op=index&options=mr&search=dkg HTTP/1.1
Host: keyring.debian.org:11371
Accept: */*
Pragma: no-cache
Cache-Control: no-cache

HTTP/1.1 501 not implemented (only "get" command available)
Date: Wed, 05 May 2010 17:04:35 GMT
Server: Apache
Vary: Accept-Encoding
Connection: close
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1

<!DOCTYPE html
.PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN"
. "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" lang="en-US" xml:lang="en-US">
<title>Public Key Server -- Error</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1" />
<h1>Public Key Server -- Error</h1><p>Invalid query.  Only requests of the form "op=get&search=0x&lt;id&gt;"
are supported.

So, maybe you should reassign this bug to gpg as it reports "not found
on keyserver" when the explicit answer from the server was "I don't
know how to search"?

Gunnar Wolf • gwolf at gwolf.org • (+52-55)5623-0154 / 1451-2244

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