gpg: waiting for lock (held by 1529 - probably dead)?
pneukom at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 14:10:19 CET 2008
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Charly, thank you for your reply. And especially for the direct
response. I forgot to mention that I am on digest mode. (oophs).
Thank you for the link. I didn't think to look for a "lock" file in
~.gnupg. I just deleted those files and will try to get the uid updated
Is there a "search" page for all the archives? I have just found a page
that lists all the discussions by month. I think you would need to
select and search each month. That would be tedious. Doesn't Google
index these forums?
I was running the binary MacGPG version 1.4.8 but since my original keys
were created using IDEA, I couldn't run it properly. I tried to
compile a plug-in but that was beyond my limited ability.
Luckily for me, Robert Hansen was able to give me some help and I
compiled the complete 1.4.8 with IDEA by myself!! So right now, I am
running v 1.4.8 compiled from source.
Charly Avital wrote:
| 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.
| Welcome back.
|> 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
| MacOSX 10.5.1
| 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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