Errors at ECC key generation in non-interactive mode

Ryru ryru at
Wed May 31 22:15:56 CEST 2017

Hi Daniel,

On 31.05.2017 21:47, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> do you see the same error messages when you use the more modern --quick
> command-line syntax?

I was not aware of this syntax style. Thank you.

  fpr=$(gpg --with-colons --quick-gen-key "Test user <test at>"
ed25519 | awk -F: '/^fpr:/{ print $10 }')

This immediately runs gpg and ask for a password and creates an EdDSA
signing key without any errors.

> what version of gpg are you running when you see those warnings?

I run GnuPG 2.1.15 on Ubuntu 17.04. It is also possible to create an ECC
keypair with gpg --expert --full-gen-key without any errors. I just
would prefer to have a paramter file for later/future use.

Thank you.

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