gpg generate key is not finishing

Williams, Chad L chad.williams at
Sat May 30 16:51:49 CEST 2020

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

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

Everything seem to be working but the key generation never completes.

Its been setting at this point for 10 hours.  I tried to produce more entropy by running suggested command on other console and the agent is running

  root  8249 28754   0 21:48:19 pts/12      0:02 gpg --full-generate-key --pinentry-mode=loopback
    root 17222     1   0 19:55:32 ?           0:08 gpg-agent --homedir /root/.gnupg --use-standard-socket --daemon

GnuPG needs to construct a user ID to identify your key.

Real name: root1
Email address: root at localhost
You selected this USER-ID:
    "root1 <root at localhost>"

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We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good idea to perform
some other action (type on the keyboard, move the mouse, utilize the
disks) during the prime generation; this gives the random number
generator a better chance to gain enough entropy.

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