A problem about pubring.gpg.lock

Werner Koch wk at isil.d.shuttle.de
Mon Jan 25 21:21:54 CET 1999

iSee <isee.receive.list at 126.com> writes:

> When gpg --edit-key .... quit,
> It didn't delete pubring.gpg.lock.
> Then I use gpg --edit-key again,
> When I save changed key,gpg said that:
> Command> save
> gpg: waiting for lock (hold by 24739 - probably dead) ...  
> I think this is a bug of gpg.

There is a small chance of a race in the locking handling which cause
a left over lock file.   delete the ockfile and try to figure out why
it happens. I have not seen this for a long time.

BTW, we need some more specific bug reports to solve a problem :-)

Anyway this is on my todo list


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