gpg: failed to create temporary file

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Wed Sep 5 18:57:24 CEST 2007

Greg Motter wrote:
> Hello all. I'm having issues again. Now I'm not able to create the temporary
> files for some reason.
> I guess my first question is, what should the permissions be on all of the
> files? I'd thought it was supposed to be read for everyone write for only
> owner and root and no execute, but that seems to be causing issues.

jpclizbe at icechest ~
$ ls -ld .gnupg
drwx------+ 2 jpclizbe None 0 Jul 19 17:26 .gnupg

jpclizbe at icechest ~
$ ls -l .gnupg
total 4
-rwxr-xr-x 1 jpclizbe None 1609 Apr 22 18:12 gpg.conf
-rw------- 1 jpclizbe None    0 Apr 22 04:06 pubring.gpg
-rw------- 1 jpclizbe None    0 Apr 22 04:06 secring.gpg
-rw------- 1 jpclizbe None   40 Apr 22 04:06 trustdb.gpg

gpg.conf redirects the keyring files to another mount point for a flash card.

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