I just installed Ubuntu 16.04. The only problem is that I cannot get them to show up in my Passwords and Keys application. Typing gpg --list-keys in terminal shows all the keys I've added but they don't appear in my PGP GUI.

What is going wrong here?

  • Are you aware of the differences between OpenPGP, PGP and GnuPG? Very likely you're not using PGP at all. If you are using any version of PGP, it does not share a key store with GnuPG, so you'll have to import the key(s) separately. – Jens Erat Jun 19 '16 at 20:04
  • I'm using Seahorse (GnuPG keys). When I go to import a key their information about their key comes up fine. When I click import it doesn't appear in the GnuPG key GUI. I think 16.04 is bugged. – noble1Zsun Jun 20 '16 at 22:54
  • Your question is still not clear. You're confusing several products and standards. There is nothing like a "GnuPG key GUI". If you want a proper answer, you should be much more specific what exactly you performed and which products (preferably including version numbers) you're using. – Jens Erat Jun 25 '16 at 15:12

No keys show up because the Passwords and Keys application (Seahorse) does not migrate gpg1 keys to gpg2.

You can do this manually:

gpg2 --import < ./.gnupg/secring.gpg

Further reading:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/seahorse/+bug/1577198 https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnupg2/+bug/1565963

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