AW: AW: Key generation with GPGME and GnuPG hangs at gpgme_op_genkey

Andrew Gallagher andrewg at
Wed Jan 27 11:45:39 CET 2016

> On 27 Jan 2016, at 10:06, Robert J. Hansen <rjh at> wrote:
> It compiled and ran just fine.  This makes me think the problem is in
> GnuPG's entropy collection and/or key generation -- not your code.

If your problem is merely lack of entropy on a VM, then I'd recommend installing haveged, available in Jessie. It broadens the sources used by the kernel for the entropy pool. 


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