[cfe-users] how to verify downloads without public key?

Matthew Fernandez via cfe-users cfe-users at lists.llvm.org
Fri Apr 12 07:07:41 PDT 2019

> On Apr 12, 2019, at 04:10, Larry Evans via cfe-users <cfe-users at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> I've just downloaded:
> http://releases.llvm.org/8.0.0/clang+llvm-8.0.0-x86_64-linux-gnu-ubuntu-18.04.tar.xz
> http://releases.llvm.org/8.0.0/clang+llvm-8.0.0-x86_64-linux-gnu-ubuntu-18.04.tar.xz.sig
> but when I tried to verify the download with:
> gpg2 --verify clang+llvm-8.0.0-x86_64-linux-gnu-ubuntu-18.04.tar.xz.sig clang+llvm-8.0.0-x86_64-linux-gnu-ubuntu-18.04.tar.xz
> I got:
> gpg: enabled debug flags: memstat
> gpg: Signature made Thu 21 Mar 2019 03:34:38 AM CDT
> gpg:                using RSA key B6C8F98282B944E3B0D5C2530FC3042E345AD05D
> gpg: Can't check signature: No public key
> How can I verify the download without a public key?

GPG needs to learn the public key of the signer first. You can retrieve this using the ID given on the downloads page:

    gpg2 --recv-keys 345AD05D

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