Error Generating ElGamal Key

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Feb 24 09:50:34 CET 1999

"Matthew M. Copeland" <dyelar at> writes:

> gpg: waiting for lock (hold by 21285 - probably dead) ...

Can you please try to figure out what process 21285 used to be and
have a look at the timestamps of ~/.gnupg/* - ist the lockfile too

If you don't have a NFS installation you can simply delete the
lockfile.  (look for ~/.gnupg/*.lock with this pid in it)


ceterum censeo RSA esse delendam

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