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Stefan Schneider

key generation with 1.4.11

Reported by Stefan Schneider | January 13th, 2011 @ 10:39 AM | in 20110322

Hi, I'm new to GPGtools. When I tried to generate a new keypair with GPG keychain access on OSX 10.6.5 with the newest GPGTools 20110105 the process took very long i.e. did not finish after several hours.
I then manually installed the latest available binary from the macgpg website: gnupg 1.4.9
With 1.4.9 the process was finished after half a minute. So I guess it is rather a 1.4.11 issue than a GPGKeychain Access issue.


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  • steve

    steve January 13th, 2011 @ 11:38 AM

    • Assigned user set to “Mento”
  • Mento

    Mento January 13th, 2011 @ 03:29 PM

    Can anyone test this with GPG 1.4.11 from the GPGTools and GPG 1.4.11 self-compilied?

  • Alex (via GPGTools)

    Alex (via GPGTools) January 13th, 2011 @ 03:35 PM

    • Milestone cleared.
    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    Just installed GPGTools on another machine and generated a key (RSA and RSA). Worked fine.
    @Mento: what exact do you want to test with respect to a self-compiled gpg version? @Stefan: maybe you can provide some more information on how to reproduce the issue?

  • Mento

    Mento January 13th, 2011 @ 03:38 PM

    I wanted to prove that it is up to GPG Keychain Access.
    But in this case, it look like a bad installation.

  • Stefan Schneider

    Stefan Schneider January 13th, 2011 @ 04:22 PM

    Thanks for your fast replies guys. I reinstalled GPGTools and tried to create a key (RSA and RSA 2048) by commandline --> same result: when the process is running and asking for entropy input it prints only dots in the console (and no '+' as it would probably show if it worked).
    So I too tried to install it on another machine --> It works there. Therefore it must be some problem on my local machine or install of OSX. If you bother, I can provide you with further info, otherwise it is fine with me, as I managed to create the keys on the other machine. Cheers

  • steve

    steve January 13th, 2011 @ 06:44 PM

    • Assigned user changed from “Mento” to “time2ride”

    Stefan, good to hear your problem was solved.

    We think that this problem is related to our installer (so I'm changing the assigned project). Might be related to an error in our compilation of GPG1.

  • steve
  • Alex (via GPGTools)

    Alex (via GPGTools) January 17th, 2011 @ 01:13 AM

    • Assigned user changed from “time2ride” to “Alex (via GPGTools)”
    • Milestone set to 20110322
    • Importance changed from “” to “High”

    Might be fixed since we're using GPG2 now.

  • steve

    steve January 18th, 2011 @ 01:57 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “resolved”
    • Importance changed from “High” to “Low”

    Solved since the new installer uses MacGPG2.

  • steve

    steve June 18th, 2015 @ 04:30 PM

    • State changed from “resolved” to “released”
    • Importance cleared.

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