[Enigmail] 15 June nightly build

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Mon Jun 16 23:59:49 CEST 2014

Hi Philip--

over on enigmail-users,
On 06/16/2014 09:58 AM, Philip Jackson wrote:
> me at me-desktop:~$ gpg --sign test-message
> You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
> user: "Philip Jackson <philip.jackson at nordnet.fr>"
> 2048-bit RSA key, ID 23543A63, created 2013-01-22
> (here I entered the passphrase)
> gpg: problem with the agent - disabling agent use
> gpg: can't open `test-message': No such file or directory
> gpg: signing failed: file open error
> I tried a couple of times - same both times.

is there a file named "test-message" ?  you can find out with:

 ls -l test-message

If that doesn't exist, you can create a simple text file with "example"
in it with:

  echo example > test-message

> command gpg-agent shows "gpg-agent: gpg-agent running and available"

are you doing this from within a terminal emulator in a graphical
environment, or are you doing this entirely from a text-mode virtual

You might do better to debug this problem with gpg over on gnupg-users
(i've cc'ed them here).  If you want to follow up on that mailing list,
you'll probably need to subscribe first at:




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