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jrtayloriv
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:16 pm    Post subject: gpg / gpg-agent -- Can't connect to /root/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent Reply with quote

I am having trouble with gpg & gpg-agent. I ran

Code:
gpg --gen-key

And right after I input my name and email, it crashes with the following message:

Quote:

Change (N)ame, (C)omment, (E)mail or (O)kay/(Q)uit? O
You need a Passphrase to protect your secret key.

can't connect to `/root/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent': No such file or directory
gpg-agent[23478]: command get_passphrase failed: Operation cancelled

gpg: cancelled by user
gpg: Key generation canceled.


Any idea how I might fix this?

Thanks,
jrtayloriv
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jrtayloriv
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Location: N. Idaho

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2008 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure why, but running this:

Code:

eval 'gpg-agent --daemon'


and then adding this into a file called /root/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf:

Code:

pinentry-program /usr/bin/pinentry
no-grab
default-cache-ttl 1800


Seemed to work OK. I used touch to create a file called /root/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent.

I still get an error saying:

Code:

can't connect to `/root/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent': Connection refused


But it generated a key for me...although I'm a bit uncomfortable having this program just "kind of" working.

Any suggestions as to what might be causing this?
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noisebleed
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi. Used
Code:

# eval 'gpg-agent --daemon --use-standard-socket'


and it created the socket file:

Code:
# ls -la S*
# srwxr-xr-x 1 root root    0 2008-01-21 19:08 S.gpg-agent


Have you already solved your problem?

Just one question: why the touch thing?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What I do not understand is that you have to run this command manually?!?! Shouldn't this happen automatically?

Greetz
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