installing gpg on Mandriva 2009
kloecker at kde.org
Sat Jan 3 16:21:58 CET 2009
On Saturday 03 January 2009, Chris wrote:
> On Saturday 03 January 2009 05:59:26 Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > On Saturday 03 January 2009, 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: can't connect to `/root/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent': No
> > > such file or directory
> > > gpg-agent: no gpg-agent running in this session
> > Try whether you can start gpg-agent as daemon manually:
> > # gpg-agent --daemon
> > If this works then kill the gpg-agent process and start it with the
> > command
> > # eval "$(gpg-agent --daemon)"
> > This will set the environment variable needed by all applications
> > that want to make use of a running gpg-agent. Next start KMail from
> > the same console, i.e.
> > # kmail
> > and check whether it works.
> > If this works then put a file called start-gpg-agent.sh into
> > ~/.kde/env (or ~/.kde4/env) containing the following two lines:
> > =====
> > killall gpg-agent 2>/dev/null
> > eval "$(gpg-agent --daemon)"
> > =====
> > This will ensure that gpg-agent is started whenever KDE is started.
> > You can add more command line arguments to gpg-agent if you like.
> > For example I added --default-cache-ttl 36000 to increase the
> > duration gpg-agent caches the passphrase.
> > Regards,
> > Ingo
> Starting as root worked
Please don't do anything as root. It is totally unnecessary, very
dangerous and will only lead to confusion.
> so I then entered eval "$(gpg-agent
> --daemon)" and it now shows as a running process. Stopped and
> restarted Kmail, I did not get the warning that gpg-agent wasn't
> running this time which is good so I tried adding my signing key to
> the identies configuration. The 'fetchnig keys' scroll bar still just
> moves back and forth as if it can't find anything. I noticed that
> kgpg was running as 'chris' so I stopped the root gpg-agent and
> started as 'chris', I saw this:
> [chris at localhost ~]$ eval "$(gpg-agent --daemon)"
> can't connect to `/home/chris/.gnupg/log-socket': No such file or
> gpg-agent shows to be running under processes though.
> When running kmail as root and just setting up a quick identity when
> trying to fetch the keys there is no acitivty at all in the scrollbar
You started gpg-agent as chris and kmail as root? This cannot work. See
what I meant above with "It [...] will only lead to confusion."?
What happens if you do the following as 'chris' (e.g. in Konsole)?
[chris at localhost ~]$ killall gpg-agent
[chris at localhost ~]$ killall kmail
[chris at localhost ~]$ eval "$(gpg-agent --daemon)"
[chris at localhost ~]$ kmail
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