Can't update repositories to get key for software

Asked by Michael Seebran on 2010-06-21

I cannot seem to get the PPA installed, this is what my terminal gives me:

assaulth3ro911@linuxmint ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:me-tv-development/ppa
Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg --trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv A1394FE75BF4BED9818080513912134DD7DC1146
gpg: requesting key D7DC1146 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: keyserver timed out
gpg: keyserver receive failed: keyserver error
assaulth3ro911@linuxmint ~ $

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Why does it time out?

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2010-06-21
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2010-06-22

The keyserver seems to be down. This link is down (me-tv PPA keys) : http://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371/pks/lookup?search=0xA1394FE75BF4BED9818080513912134DD7DC1146&op=index

Try when this link come up. It should come back soon.

Scott Evans (vk7hse) said : #2

I too am getting...

Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring
--secret-keyring /etc/apt/secring.gpg
--trustdb-name /etc/apt/trustdb.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg
--primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com
--recv A1394FE75BF4BED9818080513912134DD7DC1146
gpg: requesting key D7DC1146 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpgkeys: HTTP fetch error 7: couldn't connect to host
gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
gpg: Total number processed: 0

So I'd say the keyserver is down, just keep trying, and if it doesn't
come back up within a reasonable time you may wish to make contact with
in the #launchpad IRC channel

--
Scott Evans <email address hidden>

The server is back... it should be working now.

...but seems really slow. If you don't what to wait and feel confident in me, here's the key:

-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
Version: SKS 1.0.10

mI0ESY5Z0QEEAKR5RraAASH6IlGmq969yXXCwf3r00FYAup9Gh8hqL50IZbrAjN+TyxAlJsx
jc/d3bTq+MMChpvDpH8EucoAPT0QuC9Bo8Q0koxh71yeh++lfs1ZNzqfT2q5pyDAUIvBy5wR
Lw8OkwqB8jWhHuF6aJqNH1n8TKM1Jhlgdl11igsFABEBAAG0I0xhdW5jaHBhZCBQUEEgZm9y
IE1lIFRWIERldmVsb3BtZW50iLYEEwECACAFAkmOWdECGwMGCwkIBwMCBBUCCAMEFgIDAQIe
AQIXgAAKCRA5EhNN19wRRpS6A/9VfjqX22bSRSOTOkVejQipmr1Gssr/ejlkp74ShIjZktYd
aJBUn3ZGbI2n3MgjgQBlu6bZYszEyH6yE5/Dr8P3hJhKUfaJvhJJz59qpj4XyAGlXd0L5RRP
QiFsNjajKNCpsKuudahKiXSl6UqedUK7/1PR6pZnnaIHNGmbW5QE4Q==
=X9DI
-----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

Put that in a file and import it in "Software Sources"

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