Cannot retrieve apt key from keyserver

Michael Scheinost michael at
Mon Aug 16 15:02:28 UTC 2010

Hi David,

On 08/16/2010 03:33 PM, via.lej at wrote:
> When I type in the terminal the following line:
> -------
> gpg --keyserver --recv 886DDD89
> -------
> I get an error telling me the key hasn't been found. I tried to retrieve the key
> from The key isn't found.

perhaps it was just a temporary problem. When I search for the key I get
the following:

gpg --keyserver --search-keys 886DDD89
gpg: searching for "886DDD89" from hkp server
(1) archive signing key
          2048 bit RSA key 886DDD89, created: 2009-09-04

> How can I install apt repository without this key ? Is there another way to
> retrieve the key ?

You can install this software without the key by ignoring the warning,
but this is not recommended.

For receiving the key you can try another keyserver like or
If you prefer a Webbrowser you can try this link:

Michael Scheinost
michael at
Jabber: m.scheinost at
GPG Key ID 0x4FF8E93B

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