File locking

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Dec 11 16:19:01 CET 2002

On Fri, 27 Sep 2002 22:56:49 +0000, Brian M Carlson said:

> bmc at stonewall:~$ gpg --no-default-keyring --secret-keyring /dev/null --keyring foo.gpg --import pgpmsg.asc 
> gpg: failed to create temporary file `/dev/.#lk0x80ddfb8.stonewall.21773': Permission denied
> gpg: can't allocate lock for `/dev/null'

> gnupg refuses to import because it tries to lock /dev/null. /dev/null

Using a character device for --secret-keyring is simply not an
option.  The file most be seekable and you need premission to
write etc.

> NB: This is Debian Bug #48077, which has been open for 2 years and 342

Please ask James to close it.  It should be posssible to achieve the
intended fucntion by using --no-default-keyring along with --keyring=foo



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