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The section "Verifying Downloaded Files' at http://bitcoinarmory.com/download/ says that I should see the following output after running GPG:

$ gpg --recv-keys --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 98832223
gpg: requesting key 98832223 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: key 98832223: public key "Alan C. Reiner (Armory Signing Key) <[email protected]>"

However when I ran it, I got:

gpg: key 98832223: public key "Alan C. Reiner (Offline Signing Key) <[email protected]>" imported 

instead. A link I found on btcarmory.org (http://pgp.mit.edu:11371/pks/lookup?search=Armory+Signing) has a result that implies that these two outputs are acceptable, but can someone please confirm that this is true?

Is the difference in the GPG output a concern? I only ask because of how intensely it is suggested to do this stuff! Thanks.

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The output is fine. The key fingerprint is the same. Alan merely has several uid records in this key.

See for yourself:

$ gpg --list-key 98832223
pub   4096R/98832223 2012-02-28
uid                  Alan C. Reiner (Offline Signing Key) <[email protected]>
uid                  Alan C. Reiner (Armory Signing Key) <[email protected]>
uid                  Alan C. Reiner (Armory Signing Key) <[email protected]>
sub   4096R/DE6B2D74 2012-02-28

GnuPG simply chose to show you one of the other, completely valid uids for this key.

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  • You could email him and advise him to update what it says on the site to eliminate the confusion that spawned this question.
    – Colin Dean
    Nov 9, 2013 at 3:50

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