gpg generate key is not finishing

Williams, Chad L chad.williams at
Fri Jun 5 15:16:13 CEST 2020

Is there a site to write the bug report or response to this email?

This is on Solaris UNIX 10 Sparc based system using below version of gnugp

133 PROD/ah57sdcux01013 /export/home/dca1367$ gpg --version
gpg (GnuPG) 2.2.20
libgcrypt 1.8.5
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Home: /export/home/dca1367/.gnupg
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-----Original Message-----
From: Werner Koch <wk at>
Sent: Wednesday, June 3, 2020 4:09 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 Tue,  2 Jun 2020 13:59, Williams, Chad L said:
> [cid:image002.jpg at 01D638BC.16B954A0]

[Which is a screenshot of the curses pinentry waiting for input.]

If you want the volunteers here to help you, it is important that you write a proper bug report.  This includes telling us the version of GnuPG and of the OS, describing _exactly_ what you did, and providing logs.  You should be aware thata curses based panel disturbs the stderr diagnostics printed to the tty; thus you should redirect it to a log file.

BTW, there are commercial support service providers available [1] who will be able to talk you to a solution.



[1] for a list. is my own service which also develops and maintains GnuPG and friends.

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