cannot verify .sig

franek.wiertara at franek.wiertara at
Sun Nov 8 16:20:36 CET 2020

Run "Perform Self-test" in "Settings" menu and make sure everything there is OK and running. One of the tests fails on my computer, that is "scdaemon" but I don't use smart cards and I believe I don't have to worry about it. I could probably turn it off in settings. If everything is OK, then you should be able to create a new key pair and then sign the public key.

> Hi,
> I would like to use GPG to verify installation files (True Crypt this time to be specific) that come with a signature .sig and PGP public key .asc.
> I have installed GPG 4 Win 3.1.13.
> I have imported the public key. I have tried to verify the .exe with .sig, but Kleopatra tells me the public key is not certified, so I try to certify it myself, but I need my own key pair for that. So I try to build it, only it ends with error, because "No agent running".
> Now I assume that these issues happen because I prevent Kleopatra or GPG from accessing the net, but then again, why should it do so for the tasks specified above? I have used PGP in the past, long time ago, and it was always offline.
> So my question is - can I still use GPG to check the signature of the file, pls?
> And perhaps, why does GPG so desire the net access for my tasks?
> Many thanks in advance for your kind help!
> Best regards,
> PH

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