gpg-agent only works when started in terminal
antony at blazrsoft.com
Mon Sep 12 20:19:05 CEST 2016
On 09/11/2016 08:52 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> this command should not cause the pinentry to appear; what command are
> you running that actually causes pinentry to appear? what operating
> system are you running? are the gnupg packages supplied by the OS or
> have you built them by hand?
The command to cause pinentry to appear:
gpg2 -o enc.txt -d enc.gpg
enc.gpg is a text file encrypted to my key for testing purposes.
antony at 050415:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS
gpg2 binary was compiled by hand.
> what does the output of the following command show?
> gpg --list-secret-keys 0E98CD22ADB13E99
> how about:
> gpg --version
antony at 050415:~$ gpg --list-secret-keys 0E98CD22ADB13E99
sec 4096R/301B1B19 2015-05-06 [expires: 2017-05-05]
uid Antony Prince <antony AT blazrsoft.com>
uid Antony Prince <aprince AT prestigedelivery.com>
uid Antony Prince <aprince AT lasership.com>
uid Antony Prince <antony.c.prince AT gmail.com>
ssb 4096R/ADB13E99 2015-05-06 [expires: 2017-05-05]
NOTE: uids have been altered here. They show correctly in the actual output.
antony at 050415:~$ gpg --version
gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.16
Copyright (C) 2013 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.
Pubkey: RSA, RSA-E, RSA-S, ELG-E, DSA
Cipher: IDEA, 3DES, CAST5, BLOWFISH, AES, AES192, AES256, TWOFISH,
CAMELLIA128, CAMELLIA192, CAMELLIA256
Hash: MD5, SHA1, RIPEMD160, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512, SHA224
Compression: Uncompressed, ZIP, ZLIB, BZIP2
> What do you have pinentry-program set to in gpg-agent.conf?
antony at 050415:~$ cat ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf
antony at 050415:~$ /etc/alternatives/pinentry
OK Your orders please
> If it turns out that gpg is version 1.4, and has access to the secret
> key, but 2.1.15 does not, then you can try importing your secret keyring
antony at 050415:~$ gpg2 --list-secret-keys 0E98CD22ADB13E99
sec rsa4096 2015-05-06 [SC] [expires: 2017-05-05]
uid [ultimate] Antony Prince <antony AT blazrsoft.com>
uid [ultimate] Antony Prince <aprince AT prestigedelivery.com>
uid [ultimate] Antony Prince <aprince AT lasership.com>
uid [ultimate] Antony Prince <antony.c.prince AT gmail.com>
ssb rsa4096 2015-05-06 [E] [expires: 2017-05-05]
Key ID: 0xAF3D4087301B1B19
Fingerprint: 591F F17F 7A4A A8D0 F659 C482 AF3D 4087 301B 1B19
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