gpg-1.0.5 for Agenda Vr3

Andrew McDonald andrew at
Sat May 19 20:40:01 CEST 2001

On Sat, May 19, 2001 at 04:37:10PM +0200, Dirk Meyer wrote:
> I compiled GnuPG 1.0.5 for "mips-agenda-linux"
> I have touble to have ~/.gnupg" in use on the "flash".
> Using a RAM-Disk works nicely.
> /flash/home/default$ ./gpg --import test.asc
> gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!
> gpg: lock not made: link() failed: Operation not permitted
> gpg: fatal: can't lock `/home/default/.gnupg/pubring.gpg'
> secmem usage: 1408/1408 bytes in 2/2 blocks of pool 1408/16384
>  --lock-never helps too.

I think something similar came up on one of the gnupg lists recently.

What filesystem are you using on the "flash"?

In the previous case it was a FAT (e.g. MSDOS) filesystem on a floppy
disk. FAT doesn't support hard links, which resulted in the "link()
failed" message that you are getting.

Andrew McDonald
E-mail: andrew at

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