GPG seems broken on FC13 after upgrade.
Perry, James J.
jjperry at water.com
Wed Jun 2 00:49:49 CEST 2010
I just updated to FC 13 and not gpg fails to work for any user. I get
the following messages when I try to decrypt a file and have the DISPLAY
set even though I am not using X.
gpg --pgp6 EDI997.20100601091546.pgp
You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
2048-bit ELG key, ID ...
can't connect to `/root/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent': No such file or directory
gpg-agent: command get_passphrase failed: Operation cancelled
gpg: cancelled by user
gpg: encrypted with 2048-bit ELG key, ID ...
gpg: public key decryption failed: General error
gpg: decryption failed: No secret key
This happens when I have a DISPLAY variable set. Without it I get a bad
looking curses interface image like below:
x Please enter the passphrase to unlock the secret key for the
x "xyz" x
x 2048-bit ELG key, ID ... x
x created 2010-05-30 (main key ID ...). x
x <OK> <Cancel>
This was not how it worked when I used it prior to upgrading to FC13. I
do not want all the pretty stuff and I need it to prompt for a password
on the command line like it did prior to the used of pinentry-qt or
pinentry-curses. What do I need to fix? I spent 4 hours digging around
to just find that if I had a DISPLAY variable set but no X-Server
running on my MS Win box, it would not even work. Users of GPG here on
Linux will not understand that issue so I will need to keep it running
as it did before, but no manuals I found seemed to indicate how to
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