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Re: gpg-agent error: No pinentry

From: Gábor Boskovits
Subject: Re: gpg-agent error: No pinentry
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2019 22:52:51 +0100


Marco van Hulten <address@hidden> ezt írta (időpont: 2019. dec. 18., Sze

> Hello—
> I have installed gnupg 2.2.18 and pinentry 1.1.0 on a Guix System.
> When I try to import a key, I get this issue:
> $ gpg --import publiko-secret.asc
> gpg: key 9FC3734DFB84400D: "Marco van Hulten (publiko) <address@hidden>"
> not changed
> gpg: key 9FC3734DFB84400D/9FC3734DFB84400D: error sending to agent: No
> pinentry
> gpg: error building skey array: No pinentry
> gpg: error reading 'publiko-secret.asc': No pinentry
> gpg: import from 'publiko-secret.asc' failed: No pinentry
> gpg: Total number processed: 0
> gpg:              unchanged: 1
> gpg:       secret keys read: 1
> It seems that the public key is imported but not the private key (I can
> encrypt but not decrypt).  On an OpenBSD-current system importing this
> key works properly.
> Do I need to do any more actions accept for 'guix package -i gnupg
> pinentry'?
Yes, unfortunately you need to set pinentry program in gpgagent conf. I am
on mobile right now, so I don't have the exact settings at hand, but this
should give you enough info to  search for the solution.

> Thanks,
> —Marco


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