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    gpg: no writable keyring found: eof

    I had Picasa 3,6 running beautifully under Lucid, after following this post: http://www.webupd8.org/2010/04/how-t...in-ubuntu.html

    Later, I made the grievous error of moving my /home directory to an ntfs partition. Realizing that it had destroyed all the file ownership of my files (somehow made them all root's), I moved back to ext3 and chown'ed the whole directory back to my ownership. It fixed most problems, except Picasa now won't run.

    I've tried removing wine and picasa, reinstalling to no avail. One symptom is that I keep getting these gpg errors when I attempt to add the Google Linux repo's key:

    gpg: no writable keyring found: eof
    gpg: error reading `-': general error
    gpg: import from `-' failed: general error

    The contents of my .gnupg directory are all owned by me, and are:
    gpg.conf, pubring.gpg, secring.gpg, trustdb.gpg

    I'm clueless.... anyone have suggestions? I miss Picasa!

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    Re: gpg: no writable keyring found: eof

    OK... partial solution. The APT instructions on googles website call for this compound command:

    wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add -
    apt-get update


    By executing them separately, for some reason it worked.

    I downloaded the public key, linux_signing_key.pub, to my desktop. Then I ran

    sudo apt-key add /home/paul/Desktop/linux_signing_key.pub

    It took it. I have no idea why.

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    Re: gpg: no writable keyring found: eof

    Because there is no sudo in the commands.

    It should look like
    Code:
    wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub  | sudo apt-key add -
    sudo apt-get update
    and then it will work.

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    Re: gpg: no writable keyring found: eof

    Makes sense, although I had tried preceding their entire command with sudo... I guess it needed to be on the latter section of the compound command.

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