gpg: waiting for lock (held by 1529 - probably dead)?
shavital at mac.com
Wed Jan 9 13:08:41 CET 2008
Philip Neukom wrote the following on 1/8/08 9:10 PM:
> I'm back and updating my key for new email accounts after a long absence.
> But am running a problem and getting the following error. I did a
> Google search but didn't find anything yet.
> Could someone please explain what the error means? And, if there is
> obvious place to look for such info that I don't know about, please let
> me know where I can look.
> gpg: waiting for lock (held by 1529 - probably dead) ...
I remember having had that kind of problem.
Please point your browser to:
All I can understand is that gpg started a process that it couldn't
complete, and/or crashed. I very vaguely remember that the crash was due
to a missing hash SHA224 (H11); but don't take me to my word, launch
Terminal and type gpg -v --version, and see what you get.
The crash, or whatever it was resulted in the creation in ~/.gnupg of a
file named secring.gpg.lock or trustdb.gpg.lock, any file with the
extension .....gpg.lock. Remove that file, it should solve the problem.
By the way, an unrelated question: how did you install 1.4.8? Compiled
src, or used the binary installer available at
gpg 1.4.8, gpg2 2.0.7 with gpg-agent.
> MacOSx 10.4.11
> macgpg 1.4.8
> keyserver: mit
> Thank you in advance
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