KGpg unable to detect "gpg-agent"

Jerry jerry at
Fri Dec 12 19:34:10 UTC 2014

On Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:29 -0500, Michael Powell stated:

>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.

I used the: export GPG_AGENT_INFO="$HOME/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent" suggestion, and
all is well. Thanks!

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