Adding a GPG Key Manually2015-11-17
I was trying to install MongoDB 3.0 in my production machine and in order to be
able to do that via
apt-get I needed to import the MongoDB GPG public key.
It went wrong. It went really wrong.
After a huge delay at
gpg: requesting key 7F0CEB10 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
I would get
gpg: keyserver timed out gpg: keyserver receive failed: keyserver error
The first solutions I found on the internet for this problem were modifying other commands to look like mine. So I already had the “best command”.
After some more Googling I found that I could grab the key manually and add it without a request to a server.
So I tried and got the key.
sudo apt-key add 10gen-gpg-key.asc
And the shell told me
That was it. I decided to post about this so that if you find yourself in a similar scenario (cannot get keys via the command line), you have an idea of how to solve the problem. It also serves as a future reference to me, as StackOverflow didn’t do it this time.