GnuPG modern can't genereate keys on my Windows

Andre Heinecke aheinecke at
Mon Aug 31 19:07:03 CEST 2015


On Monday, August 31, 2015 01:53:48 PM Juan Miguel Navarro Martínez wrote:
> I assume you are using a Windows 8 or higher. I already reported that on
> another message in this same list. For some reason, making a passphrase
> protected key makes GPG Agent crash.

I think this is a different bug. When I use a pinentry from gpg4win I run into 
the gpg-agent crash described in this thread but still can do things that 
involve pinentry like signing.

If I use the pinentry-basic included in the gnupg-w32 installer I get the "No 
pinentry" error.
So it looks like pinentry-basic also has a Problem on Windows > 8.1

I've not reported a bug for this but I keep it in mind. (The issues are likely 

Works fine on Windows 7 though, curious.


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