MacGPG2: gpg-agent is out of date

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12 Jul, 2017 10:50 PM

After adding my private keys to a smart card, I was no longer able to do many things involving GPG on the command line, getting the following message:

gpg: starting migration from earlier GnuPG versions
gpg: WARNING: server 'gpg-agent' is older than us (2.0.30 < 2.1.21)
gpg: error: GnuPG agent version "2.0.30" is too old.
gpg: Please make sure that a recent gpg-agent is running.
gpg: (restarting the user session may achieve this.)
gpg: migration aborted

I would expect that gnupg2 would interoperate with the most recent release of the GPG tools software. Is there anything I do to help? I had to disable the agent in the preferences in order to get GPG to work again.

macOS           10.12.5     16F73
GPG Suite       2017.1b3    1812    (d43863c)
GPGMail         2.7b3       1215    (d0b5fa0)
GPG Keychain    1.3.3b2     1271    (028a4a2)
GPGServices     1.11        916     (872e77d)
MacGPG2         2.0.30-1b2  887-    (4912d26)
GPGPreferences  2.0.2b3     927     (641418e)
Libmacgpg       0.7         782     (536bf51)
pinentry        0.9.7       4       (b75069d)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 17 Jul, 2017 11:21 AM

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    Hi Faun,

    welcome to the GPGTools support platform. Sorry you are having problems using GPG Suite.

    Could you please download and install our latest GPG Suite nightly build and see if the problem persists. That page also has sig and SHA256 to verify the download.

    The nightly build comes with gpg 2.1.21.

    All the best,

    Disclaimer: This is a development version which has not been thoroughly tested yet - bugs or crashes are to be expected. Thanks for helping us test.

  2. 2 Posted by Faun on 01 Aug, 2017 04:17 PM

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    That worked, thanks!

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 01 Aug, 2017 06:04 PM

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    Perfect. Glad, this is solved for you. I'm closing this discussion. Should you need further assistance or have questions you can re-open this discussion here or open a new one any time.

    Best, steve

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 01 Aug, 2017 06:04 PM.

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