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Old 07-12-2006, 08:01 PM   #1
tuhimareikura
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gpg --gen-key problems


Hi, I keep getting this error when generating my key. Logged on as root... any help appreciated thanx much


We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good idea to perform
some other action (type on the keyboard, move the mouse, utilize the
disks) during the prime generation; this gives the random number
generator a better chance to gain enough entropy.
.+++++++++++++++++++++++++.+++++..+++++..+++++++++++++++++++++++++.+++++.++++++++++++++++++++.+++++. +++++..+++++..+++++++++++++++..++++++++++.+++++>.+++++....+++++^^^
gpg: no writable public keyring found: eof
Key generation failed: eof
gpg: can't create `/root/.gnupg/random_seed': No such file or directory
 
Old 07-14-2006, 04:59 AM   #2
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Do you have read-write access to the directory /root/.gnupg/?
 
Old 06-29-2008, 09:27 AM   #3
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Gambit

Hi

I got the same error message. But I then saw that I didn't have the ".gnupg" directory either under "/root/" for the root user of under "/home/myusername" for the default userID. After I just created the file with "mkdir .gnupg" and that's it.

The file should have the correct write permission.

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