gnupg on read-only filesystem
400thecat at gmx.ch
Tue Oct 10 10:51:16 CEST 2017
I am using gnupg 2.1.18-6 on Debian Stretch.
My root partition (/) is mounted read-only and I cannot use gpg as root,
because gpg wants to start gpg-agent and write to /root/.gnupg/
gpg -d file.gpg
gpg: error creating keybox '/root/.gnupg/pubring.kbx': Read-only file
gpg: keyblock resource '/root/.gnupg/pubring.kbx': Read-only file system
gpg: can't connect to the agent: IPC connect call failed
gpg: problem with the agent: No agent running
gpg: decryption failed: No secret key
With gpg version 1, I could use --lock-never and --no-use-agent and it
worked on read-only filesystem.
How can I use gpg version 2 on read-only filesystem and without agent ?
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