The GPG (GNU Privacy Guard) tool is a free and open-source encryption software based on PGP (Pretty Good Privacy). It gives signing services and digital encryption through the PGP standard. While importing the GPG key from the server, the user can face the error “gpg: keyserver receive failed: no name”.
This article will demonstrate the reasons and solutions for the error “gpg: keyserver receive failed: no name” the content for the post is:
- Reason: Problem with GPG DNS Client Server
- Solution 1: Change to a Different Server
- Solution 2: Import rvm Files
Reason: Problem with GPG DNS Client Server
The reason for the error is that key does not exist on the server that can be resolved by changing it to another server:
Solution 1: Change to a Different Server
To resolve this error, use a different server for importing the GPG keys. A few server names are given below:
Let’s use one of the above servers and try to import the GPG key:
$ gpg --keyserver Keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-key 908F435E
Now you can see that server error has been resolved.
Solution 2: Import rvm files
If the above solution doesn’t work in your case, you can run the following command one by one to import rvm files:
$ curl -sSL https://rvm.io/mpapis.asc | gpg2 --import
$ curl -sSL https://rvm.io/pkuczynski.asc | gpg2 --import
The error will be resolved.
The reason for the error “gpg: keyserver receive failed: no name” is the problem with the keyserver that can be fixed by changing it to another server. Users can use the ”Keyserver.ubuntu.com, ”keys.openpgp.org”, or “pgp.mit.edu” server or import the rvm files using the commands given in the guide. This write-up has illustrated the reason and the solutions for the error “gpg: keyserver receive failed: no name”.