Non-deterministic behavior using GnuPG and a smart-card

Peter Lebbing peter at
Wed Feb 8 20:05:49 CET 2017


> I wrote about the problem in more detail at 

I think it is appreciated if you actually describe the problem on the
mailing list itself rather than only linking to a website. And you're
also losing those people who would have read the mail and had an idea
but can't be bothered to chase the link.

> However, if anyone of you has an idea, what the problem could be, 
> I'd be pleased to hear about it.

Please provide error messages and other exact output, that gives
people more insight than "for some others no private key could be
found". And since it also happens at the command line (that's good! It
makes including everything easier), you could add -vv for verbosity or
even --debug-flags to dig deeper into the problematic encryptions.


I use the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) in combination with Enigmail.
You can send me encrypted mail if you want some privacy.
My key is available at <>

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