installing gpg on Mandriva 2009

Simon Dwyer sdwyer at
Sat Jan 3 06:06:29 CET 2009

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Chris wrote:
> On Friday 02 January 2009 20:39:04 Chris wrote:
>> I've updated my Mandrake 10.1 box to 2009. On the 10.1 system gpg and
>> gpg-agent were working smoothly.  I installed gnupg-2.0.9 from source and
>> copied my old .conf files over to the .gnupg folder. I also installed kgpg.
>> When trying to add my key in Kmail to Identies > Cryptography >OpenPGP
>> Signing key the "fetching keys" bar continues to scroll back and forth
>> without fetching anything. My key is on the key servers. My key is entered
>> in the OpenPGP encryption key block already.  I had this working correctly
>> in 10.1 but it won't work now. I must be missing something. I have all the
>> required libraries installed as well as pinentry-qt.  Any advice would be
>> appreciated.
>> Chris
> One other note on the above, gpg-agent appears not to be running at least 
> that's what Kmail says when it starts. Trying to run from the cli gives me:
> [root at localhost ~]# gpg-agent
> gpg-agent[24043]: can't connect to `/root/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent': No such file or 
> directory
> gpg-agent: no gpg-agent running in this session
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Just so you know i had the same problem on a debian box i used to make
my keys on yesterday... so there must be something out there.
Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (MingW32)
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