Can't import keys -- link() failed
Wed Apr 25 23:31:02 2001
I just started using gnupg a couple of weeks ago. The other day, I tried
to import a key that I got off of kernel.org using
gnupg --import kernel.org.pub
but I get the following error message:
[sam@sam linux-2.4.3]$ gpg --import kernel.org.pub
gpg: lock not made: link() failed: Operation not permitted
gpg: fatal: can't lock `/mnt/floppy/.gnupg/pubring.gpg'
secmem usage: 1408/1408 bytes in 2/2 blocks of pool 1408/16384
As you can see, I have stored my key rings on floppy disk. It is not
write protected, and I have the correct permissions. In fact, I
successfully imported and signed another key a week ago.
My GNUPGHOME environment variable is set to /mnt/floppy/.gnupg/
There are no lock files in that directory.
I can't even successfully export and re-import my own key without getting
this message anymore.
I've scoured the FAQ and this mailing list's archive to no avail, can
anyone help me?
P.S. Please CC me as I am not a subscriber to this list.