[pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#831510: Bug#831510: gnupg2: Deletes pub keyring

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Sat Jul 30 16:58:52 UTC 2016

Control: tags 831510 + unreproducible help

Hi Kurt--

On Sat 2016-07-16 14:07:44 -0400, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> I was running --refresh-keys, I pressed ^C, I tried to start it
> again, and I get:
> gpg: signal Interrupt caught ... exiting
> kurt at intrepid:~$ gpg2 --refresh-keys
> gpg: keybox '/home/kurt/.gnupg/pubring.kbx' created
> And of course my pubring.gpg didn't exist anymore.
> I've had this happen to me several times (with gnupg 1.x too) over
> the years, and it's of course not reproducable.  In this case I
> still had a .tmp file I could restore from.

I'm sorry to hear about this, it's certainly a bad misbehavior -- if
there was a way to reproduce the problem i'd be happy to hear about it.
as it stands, i'm not sure what to do about it.  Any suggestions would
be welcome!


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