gnupg doesn't create new keys

Jan Kundrát jkt at
Mon Mar 14 20:39:43 CET 2016

On Monday, 14 March 2016 20:27:17 CET, Fabian Santiago wrote:
> when i run it with --gen-key, it goes through the motions but 
> on the final step of collecting entropy, it simply hangs and 
> does nothing and my new key is not created.

Are you sure that it isn't "just" waiting for more bits of 
entropy/randomness from the kernel?

I guess that `strace` should probably verify this. If it's stick reading 
from /dev/random, it's the lack of randomness that is slowing it down.


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