Re: Generating 4096 bit key fails – why?

Felix E. Klee felix.klee at
Mon Nov 2 10:40:39 CET 2015

On Mon, Nov 2, 2015 at 3:04 AM, NIIBE Yutaka <gniibe at> wrote:
> It failed when gpg frontend tried to change the key attribute for
> RSA-4096.
>> […]
> Do you happened to have (and run) old scdaemon of 2.0?

Unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be the explanation. After starting
`gpg --card-edit`, I checked which version is running, and it’s 2.1.9:

    $ ps aux | grep scdaemon
    root       506  […] scdaemon --multi-server
    felix      562  […] grep scdaemon
    $ sudo ls -l /proc/506/exe
    […] /proc/506/exe -> /usr/lib/gnupg/scdaemon
    $ /usr/lib/gnupg/scdaemon --version
    scdaemon (GnuPG) 2.1.9
    libgcrypt 1.6.4
    libksba 1.3.3
    Copyright (C) 2015 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
    License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later
    This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
    There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

What else can I try?

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