KGpg unable to detect "gpg-agent"

Michael Powell nightrecon at
Fri Dec 12 18:29:24 UTC 2014

Matt Smith wrote:

> On Dec 12 08:47, Jerry wrote:
>>Fri, 12 Dec 2014 08:44:48 -0500
>>When attempting to use KGpg, I receive this error message:
>>The use of GnuPG Agent is enabled in GnuPG's configuration file
>>(/home/gerard/.gnupg/gpg.conf). However, the agent does not seem to be
>>running. This could result in problems with signing/decryption. Please
>>disable GnuPG Agent from KGpg settings, or fix the agent.
>>The agent is running:
>>gerard     37899  0.0  0.1   45412   3248  -  Ss   Sun08AM    0:06.36
>>What is the problem? I tried rebooting without success.
> I had a similar problem with the mutt email client since the upgrade
> from 2.0.x to 2.1.x where it couldn't see that gpg-agent was running. I
> fixed this by adding a new environment variable in my .bashrc startup:
> export GPG_AGENT_INFO="$HOME/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent"
> This may help as it looks like a similar issue.

This is a cosmetic thing, as noted the agent is actually running. There has 
been a patch for this submitted to KDE so at some time in the future, 
perhaps the next minor-point release, when kgpg gets rebuilt with the new 
patch this error will go away.


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