Cannot encrypt to reenabled key after migration

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Wed Apr 19 18:20:23 CEST 2017


On Wed 2017-04-12 15:21:38 +0100, MFPA wrote:
> I have encountered a problem with 2.1.20 writing to my public keyring.
> I was using the pre-compiled binaries on Windows 10.
> When editing/refreshing keys, or running gpg --check-trustdb, at the
> end of the operation the command window gradually fills up with
> repeated lines of:-
> gpg: waiting for file 'C:/[path]/gnupg/pubring.kbx' to become
> accessible ...
> These lines keep coming until I close the command window, or CTRL C
> then RETURN, or terminate "GnuPG's OpenPGP tool (32 bit)" in Task
> Manager.
> Oddly, creating new keys does not seem to trigger this. (Or else the
> problem is intermittent.)
> The problem went away when I switched back to GnuPG 2.1.19.

I've just opened a bug report about this at


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