"Waiting for lock....."

Michael Kallas mkallas at schokokeks.org
Wed Apr 25 22:40:26 CEST 2007


Am Mittwoch, den 25.04.2007, 22:10 +0300 schrieb Charly Avital:
> When trying to verify or to decrypt e-mails through any of the MUAs I
> use, that interact with GnuPG, the process stalls, and I have to force
> quit the MUA. (I have no problem signing or encrypting).

> gpg: waiting for lock (held by 2676 - probably dead) ...
> [this line repeats itself until I interrupt]

> I don't have a PID numbered 2676.

Probably in a former session, gpg (or your whole PC) crashed so that
lockfile remains until you manually clean it.

Best wishes

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