gpg generate key is not finishing

Williams, Chad L chad.williams at
Tue Jun 2 15:59:17 CEST 2020

I tried the suggested commands below and had the same results.

The key generations never finishes

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-----Original Message-----
From: Werner Koch <wk at>
Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 5:33 AM
To: Williams, Chad L via Gnupg-users <gnupg-users at>
Cc: Williams, Chad L <chad.williams at>
Subject: Re: gpg generate key is not finishing

On Sat, 30 May 2020 14:51, Williams, Chad L said:

> Attempting to generate a key on Solaris 10 server using the below

> command


> gpg --full-generate-key --pinentry-mode=loopback

Do not use loopback unless you know what you are doing.  Adding --verbose should give you some insight what goes wrong.

On an old Solaris box you may want to run something like

  find /usr -type f | xargs cat >/dev/null which is more effective than typing on the keyboard.




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