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Can't set up keys - server times out

asked 2016-02-21 04:20:58 -0600

djsw gravatar image

I'm installing ROS Indigo on a fairly fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I try to do step 1.3 and:

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-key 0xB01FA116

Executing: gpg --ignore-time-conflict --no-options --no-default-keyring --homedir /tmp/tmp.iYA2SKI7oY --no-auto-check-trustdb --trust-model always --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --primary-keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg --keyring /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/webupd8team-y-ppa-manager.gpg --keyserver hkp:// --recv-key 0xB01FA116

gpg: requesting key B01FA116 from hkp server

gpg: keyserver timed out

gpg: keyserver receive failed: keyserver error

Googling hasn't helped and previous answers on this forum are outdated. I tried to install it a week ago and I got the same error. Any ideas?

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answered 2016-02-23 22:17:50 -0600

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Despite the fact that this issue persisted for a week, I tried again today and I did not receive this error. I assume it's the server's fault and there are just days at a time where you can't install ROS.

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Unfortunately ROS does not maintain the key servers, and this has been a know issue in the past: . I've updated the tutorials to use the high-availability keyserver pool, which should help.

ahendrix gravatar image ahendrix  ( 2016-02-24 01:56:24 -0600 )edit

answered 2016-07-10 02:26:34 -0600

est_CEAR gravatar image


I got the same issue, but this was due to the internet router securities. Changing the network helps :-)

Hope this helps

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