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Re: Help! I messed up guix-past

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: Re: Help! I messed up guix-past
Date: Sun, 11 Sep 2022 18:19:31 +0300

On Sun, Sep 11, 2022 at 04:07:55PM +0200, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> Hi,
> Konrad Hinsen <> skribis:
> > I spent a lot of time on this problem, and reached the conclusion that
> > it's the existence of two different versions of GnuPG that causes the
> > trouble. GnuPG then picks up the wrong version of gpg-agent, discovers a
> > version mismatch, and gives up on password checking. A rather strange
> > way to handle security!
> Ah, in that case that’s a different problem.
> I remember there were issues along these lines at the time GnuPG 2.2 (?)
> was released and the previous major version was still around, but that
> was quite some time ago.
> I don’t have the solution off the top if my head, but there ought to be
> one; maybe having PATH consistently prefer either Guix’s profile or
> Ubuntu would help?
> Maybe we’ll improvise a GPG debugging sessions in Paris next week, who
> knows?  ;-)

Ah yes, needing to be explicit about using Guix's gnupg or the host's
gnupg and not mixing the two. I've run into that problem before with
Guix on foreign-distro.

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