MacGPG: gpg: signing failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device

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02 Oct, 2019 07:15 PM

I know this has been closed before, but I do not have gnupg installed by homebrew. And this keeps coming back. It was working earlier today. Any chance for some assistance?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 02 Oct, 2019 07:44 PM

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    Hi chuckwm,

    could you please send a debug log from your affected machine: Open System Preferences > GPG Suite > Send Report. Check the box to "attach debug log". Since you already described your issue in this discussion, you don't need to add a lot of detail, but please do add the link to your existing discussion, so I can then merge your debug info with this existing discussion.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by chuckwm on 02 Oct, 2019 08:37 PM

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    I can do so, but I think I found the issue. If it happens again, I'll send the debug. There was libgpg-error installed via brew. I removed it, and it worked, even after reboot. I wish I could still use pass, which installs those, but I'll research how to install it without gnupg and the rest.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 02 Oct, 2019 08:44 PM

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    Ok, please keep us posted how this goes.

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 15 Dec, 2019 02:03 PM.

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