Can't create output file on Win2k?

Peter C. Chapin
Sat Nov 2 12:37:01 2002

Yesterday I had a problem with gpg on Windows not creating an output file
and just hanging instead (see copy of my posting below). I have since
rebooted the machine for other, unrelated reasons. I notice that gpg now
appears to work. I love Windows.


On Fri, 1 Nov 2002, Peter C. Chapin wrote:

> I just downloaded the GPG v1.2.1 Windows binary and installed it on my
> Win2k system. The key related commands seem to work. However, when I try
> to encrypt a file it seems to be unable to create the output file. In
> particular, if I do:
> 	C:\> gpg -c afile.txt
> I'm asked for a passphrase twice and then the program hangs. CPU
> utilization is zero percent and there is no disk activity. It appears to
> hang forever. No output file is made. I eventually have to ^C to terminate
> the process. I get the same effect when I do:
> 	C:\> gpg -e -r afile.txt
> I did not observe this effect with GPG v1.0.6. Also the commands I'm using
> appear to work fine on a Unix system so it must be related to my Windows
> environment. I have searched through the archive but found no other
> reference to this problem. Any ideas?
> P.S. I am using the "-1" version of the distribution.
> Peter