Waiting an email: A message has been sent to <email address hidden>, encrypted with the key .

Asked by moma on 2018-10-21


Waiting for an email from Launchpad.net.

I am trying to add a new gnupg key to the Launchpad.
When adding a gpg --fingerprint the launchpad page says:

A message has been sent to <email address hidden>, encrypted with the key 3072R/XXXXXYYYYYZZZZ.....

To confirm the key is yours, decrypt the message and follow the link inside.

But I never receive messages or emails from Launchpad.net.

  Osmo Moma Antero

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moma (osmoma) said : #1

This is the page for Import of OpenPGP keys

The page says (since 2 days ago):

Keys pending validation
[x] 0A8F2F0F92E6BAB4FF81F4C167F050E3549B8DD1 C9D8E32D52308C747CE0129D588FBC7552731B26

How to validate?
Who is going to validate?

I have no emails from Launchpad.
Have checked spam/public/private/etc. folders.

moma (osmoma) said : #2


Trying to upload code + packages for Audio-recorder for Ubuntu 18.10.
This is quite an important issue.
Please help !

My attempt to add "audio-recorder" packages to the PPA fails too.
The packages simply vanishes without a trace.

Version 2.2.0 of audio-recorder disappeared.
The same happened to v2.2.1.

$ debuild -S -sd -kC9D8E32D52308C747CE0129D588FBC7552731B26

$ dput ppa:audio-recorder/ppa audio-recorder_2.2.1~cosmic_source.changes
Checking signature on .changes
gpg: /home/moma/Audio-Recorder/COMP/audio-recorder_2.2.1~cosmic_source.changes: Valid signature from 588FBC7552731B26
Checking signature on .dsc

gpg: /home/moma/Audio-Recorder/COMP/audio-recorder_2.2.1~cosmic.dsc: Valid signature from 588FBC7552731B26
Uploading to ppa (via ftp to ppa.launchpad.net):
  Uploading audio-recorder_2.2.1~cosmic.dsc: done.
  Uploading audio-recorder_2.2.1~cosmic.tar.gz: done.
  Uploading audio-recorder_2.2.1~cosmic_source.buildinfo: done.
  Uploading audio-recorder_2.2.1~cosmic_source.changes: done.

Then it disappeared.


Best Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #3

I've looked through our logs. While I can't see the content of the emails, I can see quite a few cases where you did something on https://launchpad.net/~osmoma/+editpgpkeys and it was followed a few seconds later by an outgoing email log indicating that a message we sent was accepted by Google (SMTP 250). If Google dropped it after that point but before you got a chance to see it, there's really not a lot we can do about that.

My best suggestion is to acquire another non-Gmail email address, go to https://launchpad.net/~/+editemails, add the new address, validate it, set it as your contact address (perhaps temporarily), and then try importing your key again.

moma (osmoma) said : #4

Ok, thank you.

I received an e-mail from from OpenPGP.
I Will confirmar my Key and it solves the problema.

Osmo MomaAntero

moma (osmoma) said : #5

Just a comment.

The email from Launchpad is encrypted with OpenPGP (public) key.
I do not have email system with GPG-plugins, so I simply copied the text from the email to a file.txt, and run:

$ gpg --decrypt file.txt

Another option is to use a 'here' document with copy & paste.
$ gpg --decrypt <<XXXX!

Version: GnuPG v1