installing gpg on Mandriva 2009
cpollock at embarqmail.com
Sat Jan 3 18:46:33 CET 2009
On Saturday 03 January 2009 11:07:47 Chris wrote:
> On Saturday 03 January 2009 09:21:58 Ingo Klöcker wrote:
> > > Starting as root worked
> > Please don't do anything as root. It is totally unnecessary, very
> > dangerous and will only lead to confusion.
> I only 'tried' it as root since you had entered #gpg-agent --daemon which
> on my box is the root login. I stopped the root process and started it as
> 'chris' where it is running now.
> > > 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 "$(gpg-agent --daemon)"
> > > can't connect to `/home/chris/.gnupg/log-socket': No such file or
> > > directory
> > >
> > > gpg-agent shows to be running under processes though.
> > >
> > > When running kmail as root and just setting up a quick identity when
> > > trying to fetch the keys there is no acitivty at all in the scrollbar
> > You started gpg-agent as chris and kmail as root? This cannot work. See
> > what I meant above with "It [...] will only lead to confusion."?
> Again, I just did a quick check while gpg-agent was running as root to see
> if kmail started as root would pickup the key. Kmail and gpg-agent are
> running as 'chris' and neither are running as root.
> > What happens if you do the following as 'chris' (e.g. in Konsole)?
> > [chris at localhost ~]$ killall gpg-agent
> > [chris at localhost ~]$ killall kmail
> > [chris at localhost ~]$ eval "$(gpg-agent --daemon)"
> > [chris at localhost ~]$ kmail
> [chris at localhost ~]$ killall gpg-agent
> [chris at localhost ~]$ killall kmail
> [chris at localhost ~]$ eval "$(gpg-agent --daemon)"
> can't connect to `/home/chris/.gnupg/log-socket': No such file or directory
> [chris at localhost ~]$ kmail
> Apologies for the confusion
One other note, after logging out and back in again to the system a warning
that gpg-agent is not running is displayed however looking at running
processes shows that it is under 'chris'.
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