I can't generate new private key

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07 Jul, 2015 05:00 PM

I enter details for creation of a new private key: name, email, RSA and RSA default, length: 4096, passphrase.
I receive this error message:

Generate new key failed!
Code = 67108949

Error text:
gpg: agent_genkey failed: No pinentry
gpg: key generation failed: No pinentry

I'm afraid this is because I tried to do some work on terminal, but I am not experienced.

Can anyone help at all?


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 08 Jul, 2015 12:23 PM

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    Hi Wiki,

    the "no pinentry" issue has been a longstanding problem. Luckily we think to have fixed that annoyance.

    Could you please download and install our latest nightly build and see if the problem persists. That page also has sig and SHA1 to verify the download.

    All the best, steve

    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. Steve closed this discussion on 24 Jul, 2015 09:21 AM.

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