[Gpg4win-users-en] Checking certificates (was unknown key)

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Tue Jun 25 09:21:00 CEST 2013

Hi Bill,

On Monday 24 June 2013 at 22:46:26, eMyListsDDg wrote:
> gpg2.exe --check-sigs
> is returning this:
>    "3 signatures not checked due to missings keys"

your case is different to Bob's.

> when i updated to win7 i copied the gnupg dir of files to gnupg dir.
> trusted keys are found, but with this error message do i need to "certify"
> the keys again or what?

You are trying to verify the signatures on your certificate and are missing 
some certificates from people that have singed your certificate. 
This is not a problem, usually. You can just find out which certs it is 
missing and try to fetch them. Try --list-sigs and --recv-keys.

From the Gnupg Manual: 
  List all keys from the public keyrings, or just the keys given on the 
command line.
  Same as --list-keys, but the signatures are listed too.
  Same as --list-sigs, but the signatures are verified.

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