Ubuntu: Can't add PPA? for y-ppa-manager on 17.04


I upgraded to Ubuntu 17.04 and i want to add the y-ppa-manager but when i run the command

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager  

I get the following error:

gpg: connecting dirmngr at '/tmp/tmp8h5gt_of/S.dirmngr'  failed: IPC   connect call failed  gpg: keyserver receive failed: No dirmngr  Failed to add key.  

But I see that I already have dirmngr. I tried to uninstall and reinstall it but that doesn't work. Can someone tell me what am I doing wrong here?


I figured out that i needed to actually update my gnupg version.
I followed the instructions here and was able to do so.

Trying to compile gnupg from source

Here are the steps:

sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install libldap2-dev gtk+-2 libbz2-dev  

after unpacking the latest gnupg-2.1.X tarball and cd to the new folder, run the command:

sudo make -f build-aux/speedo.mk native INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr/local  sudo ldconfig  

download the latest pinentry-0.9.5, run ./configure && make && sudo make install.

test it out: gpg2 --version

After that you can add the PPA with

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager  

Download the gnupg tarball from here


Backup your existing directories: $HOME/.gnupg and /root/.gnupg and remove them.

# dirmngr --debug-level guru  dirmngr[20243.0]: error opening '/root/.gnupg/dirmngr_ldapservers.conf': No such file or directory  dirmngr[20243.0]: permanently loaded certificates: 0  dirmngr[20243.0]:     runtime cached certificates: 0  dirmngr[20243.0]: failed to open cache dir file '/root/.gnupg/dirmngr-cache.d/DIR.txt': No such file or directory  dirmngr[20243.0]: creating directory '/root/.gnupg'  dirmngr[20243.0]: creating directory '/root/.gnupg/dirmngr-cache.d'  dirmngr[20243.0]: new cache dir file '/root/.gnupg/dirmngr-cache.d/DIR.txt' created  dirmngr[20243.0]: DBG: chan_3 -> # Home: ~/.gnupg  # Home: ~/.gnupg  dirmngr[20243.0]: DBG: chan_3 -> # Config: [none]  # Config: [none]  dirmngr[20243.0]: DBG: chan_3 -> OK Dirmngr 2.1.0 at your service  OK Dirmngr 2.1.0 at your service  

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