To install insync on my debian , i need to add an external repo . Please, save me the part that external repos can be harmful etc etc. I just need this repo. The problem is that when I try to import the gpg key, the process freezes. This is the state of the operation, it's been stuck for half an hour.

    ale@debian:~$ sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys ACCAF35C
    Executing: /tmp/tmp.pgGnNotiOR/gpg.1.sh --keyserver

And nothing more happens. What can I do to solve this hideous issue? Thank you all in advance

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    Why do you want to add a Ubuntu repo to a Debian machine? – schaiba Oct 28 '16 at 8:49
  • I need to add the insync repo, I'm just following the instructions written on their website (insynchq.com/downloads) – Ale Oct 28 '16 at 8:52
  • Of course, I just can download the deb from their website and install it, as I just did, but I wouldn't have the comfort of updates from the repo. And, btw, it happens also when importing other gpg keys, such as the one for the R-cran repo – Ale Oct 28 '16 at 9:13

To install insync on debian , run the following command:

echo "deb http://apt.insynchq.com/debian $(lsb_release -cs) non-free" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-get install insync
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    Ok, thanks. And what about the fact that when importing any gpg key it hangs? – Ale Oct 28 '16 at 9:17
  • @Ale i found an answer here wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/… – GAD3R Oct 28 '16 at 9:29
  • killed dirmng, didn't solve the proble – Ale Oct 28 '16 at 9:37
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    Ok, I solved the problem. Maybe it was a sort of bug in the gpg and dirmng present in the testing repos, so I upgraded them to the version you can found in sid and the key has been correctly imported – Ale Oct 28 '16 at 15:53

I solved the problem my downgrading gnupg and gnupg2, as per instructions here. Similar solution to commenter Ale, indicating a current problem with testing's version.

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