Can't import keys -- link() failed

Werner Koch
Thu Apr 26 00:13:01 2001

On Wed, 25 Apr 2001, Sam Sanjabi wrote:

> gpg: lock not made: link() failed: Operation not permitted
> gpg: fatal: can't lock `/mnt/floppy/.gnupg/pubring.gpg'
The filesystem on the floppy does not support hard links which are needed for creating locks. Workaround: Use option --lock-never and make sure that no other instances of GnuPG is running. BTW, There is no need to keep the pubring on a floppy, use something like: --secret-keyring /floppy/secring.gpg to keep just the secret keys on a floppy. Werner -- Werner Koch Omnis enim res, quae dando non deficit, dum habetur g10 Code GmbH et non datur, nondum habetur, quomodo habenda est. Privacy Solutions -- Augustinus