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On Thursday 10 November 2005 18:15, abhay wrote:
> I am trying to setup KMail to use GnuPG. I have emerged unstable gnupg
> (1.9.19), gpg-agent (1.9.19) and pinentry (0.7.2-r1).
I don't think you need unstable versions of gnupg and pinentry. I'm using
stable versions and they work ok. gpg-agent OTOH is still ~x86 masked I
> I am now trying to
> setup gpg-agent and have followed documentation on gentoo site but the
> problem is that even after setting the agent-startup.sh the way it
> explains, the environment is not getting updated. I get the following
> results when trying to know about gpg agent's env
> $ $GPG_AGENT_INFO
> bash: /tmp/gpg-roleYu/S.gpg-agent:8297:1: No such file or directoryg
that's normal. the variable contains the location of a fd socket with some
pjlv@archon ~ $ ls -l $GPG_AGENT_INFO
ls: /tmp/gpg-K6J5z2/S.gpg-agent:25227:1: No such file or directory
pjlv@archon ~ $ ls -l /tmp/gpg-K6J5z2/S.gpg-agent
srwxr-xr-x 1 pjlv users 0 Nov 10 23:51 /tmp/gpg-K6J5z2/S.gpg-agent
there it is! gpg-agent seems to be working ok.
please note that you're trying to execute that file by issuing $VARIABLE.
you'd want to do something more like echo $VARIABLE to see if it's defined.
then you could look for the file.
> Now, even though gpg-agent is working as daemon, KMail asks for password
> everytime I try to send a signed mail and complains that gpg-agent is not
> running. I have googled but can not find a solution so if someone who is
> running KMail and gpg-agent could give some insights then I will be highly
have you checked that gpg-agent is indeed running? do a ps -C gpg-agent?
pjlv@archon ~ $ ps -C gpg-agent
PID TTY TIME CMD
25227 ? 00:00:00 gpg-agent
pjlv@archon ~ $
it it is not running (this will sound ugly but it has a purpose) have you
tried logging out and in again from kde? the gpg-agent is started when users
log into kde sessions (remember /usr/kde/3.4/env/agent-startup.sh?).
IIRC my installation was very simple.
1. emerge pinentry and gpg-agent
2. uncommented some lines from /usr/kde/3.4/env/agent-startup.sh
and /usr/kde/3.4/shutdown/agent-shutdown.sh (as instructed). when I log into
kde it starts gpg-agent automatically.
3. tweaked ~/.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf with
4. make sure kmail was correctly configured to handle my gpg keys.
Pedro João Lopes Venda
email: pjvenda at pjvenda org