problem with gnupg2 not prompting for passphrase

Thomas Wolff
Tue Jul 11 05:07:00 GMT 2017

Am 11.07.2017 um 00:38 schrieb jeff:
> On 7/10/2017 1:21 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
>> jeff writes:
>>> jeff_xeon:/cygdrive/u:503: gpg2 --output fred.good --decrypt fred.gpg
>>> gpg: encrypted with 4096-bit RSA key, ID A3791E7DD935A424, created
>>> 2013-03-21
>>>        "Jeff Deifik <>"
>>> gpg: public key decryption failed: No such device or address
>>> gpg: decryption failed: No secret key
>>> I have uninstalled the standalone version of gnupg2 before I did this.
>>> It seems most likely that the version of gpg2 being invoked is a cygwin
>>> version.
>> It fails to find your private key, so it is quite obviously not in a
>> place where gpg2 expects to find it.
> I have my keys stored in $HOME/.gnupg which is where gnupg v1 expects them.
Just guessing: Some software does not look in $HOME for config files 
(e.g. openssh) but expects them in /home/...

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