Help needed to setup Passphrase with GNUPG 2.0.26

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Fri Oct 31 22:04:53 CET 2014

On 10/31/2014 01:31 PM, SubramaniaRao, ravikumar wrote:
> Hello GNUPG Users,
> Help needed to setup Passphrase with GNUPG 2.0.26.
> We have installed the following.
> (a)     libgpg-error-1.11
> (b)     libgcrypt-1.4.0
> (c)     libassuan-2.1.2
> (d)     libksba-1.3.1
> (e)     pth-2.0.7
> (f)     GNUPG 2.0.26.
> Then (1) % echo $PATH
> /u/ravikums/bin/bin.sun4:/u/ravikums/bin:/usr/openwin/bin/xview:/usr/openwin/bin:/usr/dt/bin:/netapp/bin:/netapp/gnu/bin:/usr/software/bin:/usr/software/utils/bin:/usr/software/rats/bin:/usr/software/test/bin:/usr/local:/usr/local/bin:/usr/ucb:/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/etc:/usr/games:/usr/lib/uucp:/etc:/usr/lib:/usr/sccs/bin:/usr/local/X11/sun4/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/r/frame/bin:/usr/sbin:/sbin:/opt/lotus/bin:/u/ravikums/notes:.:/usr/openwin/bin:/usr/openwin/bin/xview
>         (2) echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH
> /usr/openwin/lib:/usr/local/X11R5/sun4c/lib:/netapp/gnu/lib:/usr/openwin/lib:/opt/lotus/common/lel/r100/sunspa41:/usr/local/X11R5/sun4c/lib:/usr/local/lib:/usr/lib
> After  that we are invoking the Command "gpg2 --gen-key-The Screen Shot is pasted below: The issue is, after entering the Passphrase it stays there forever.

your screenshot suggests that you're doing all of this on some remote
machine via ssh (it looks like you're using putty on windows).  You
haven't mentioned what operating system you're using, though.

Anyway, gpg might want to use pinentry to gather the passphrase from the
user, and it's not clear that you have the right environment set up for

whatever package manager you have, can you install pinentry-curses and
try again?


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