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Re: problem with gnupg2 not prompting for passphrase




On 7/10/2017 1:21 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> jeff writes:
>> jeff_xeon:/cygdrive/u:503: gpg2 --output fred.good --decrypt fred.gpg
>> gpg: encrypted with 4096-bit RSA key, ID A3791E7DD935A424, created
>> 2013-03-21
>>       "Jeff Deifik <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxx>"
>> gpg: public key decryption failed: No such device or address
>> gpg: decryption failed: No secret key
>>
>> I have uninstalled the standalone version of gnupg2 before I did this.
>> It seems most likely that the version of gpg2 being invoked is a cygwin
>> version.
> 
> It fails to find your private key, so it is quite obviously not in a
> place where gpg2 expects to find it.

I have my keys stored in $HOME/.gnupg
which is where gnupg v1 expects them.
Using gnupg2:

 gpg2 --export -a "Jeff Deifik"
-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----

mQGiBEt8tlURBACkuHVVgDFnNK9JeY9JbaoBwyaiCebmUPbp66YIMjRi4LKHOsYG
zVR0XUlYfB9M7S6td8HEOhakjpjXFdSzBqWzFEhBKhnl4r2lPU7WxH/+f8Tmyuuo
...


gpg2 --export-secret-key -a "Jeff Deifik"
gpg: key XXX: error receiving key from agent: No such device or address
- skipped
gpg: key FXXX: error receiving key from agent: No such device or address
- skipped
gpg: key XXX: error receiving key from agent: No such device or address
- skipped
gpg: key XXX: error receiving key from agent: No such device or address
- skipped
gpg: WARNING: nothing exported

(I replaced the hex with XXX)

I suspect there is a problem with the pinentry and/or agent.
The pinentry thing seems to be a new thing with gnupg2.

jeff


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