Inhibit pgp-agent warning?

Pepijn Schmitz gnupg-users at
Sun Jan 10 18:28:45 CET 2010

I know what was wrong now: Ubuntu puts a "use-agent" line
in .gnupg/gpg.conf by default. I took it out and now the warnings are
gone. Thanks to Olav Seyfarth!

Kind regards,
Pepijn Schmitz

On vr, 2010-01-08 at 19:04 +0100, Pepijn Schmitz wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> I have a backup script which uses gpg to encrypt the backup, and is
> executed every night by cron (both by root as by an admin user). This
> is gpg 1.4.6 on Ubuntu Hardy LTS.
> My problem is that gpg insists on printing a "gpg: gpg-agent is not
> available in this session" warning every time, causing unnecessary
> emails from cron even when the backup is entirely successful. I tried
> adding the -q option to the command line, but that doesn't seem to
> make a difference. I don't want to run gpg-agent (since it is not
> needed), or redirect all output to /dev/null or a file (since I do
> want emails on genuine warnings).
> Is there any way I can prevent this warning?
> Kind regards,
> Pepijn Schmitz

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