After upgrading Gnome to 2.26.3, seahorse's ability to act as a GPG agent has broken.
Unknown. Presumably there's something broken in seahorse-plugins. Running this
all through Google doesn't turn up much that is helpful.
When trying to decrypt a properly encrypted file, I get this:
cdward% gpg < foo.pgp
You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
user: "Paul B. Dokas <email@example.com>"
3072-bit ELG key, ID 2A0DBC8B, created 2000-05-03 (main key ID ECAB4C20)
gpg: problem with the agent: Not supported
gpg: encrypted with 3072-bit ELG key, ID XXXXXXXX, created 20XX-XX-XX
gpg: encrypted with 3072-bit ELG key, ID 2A0DBC8B, created 2000-05-03
"Paul B. Dokas <firstname.lastname@example.org>"
gpg: public key decryption failed: General error
gpg: decryption failed: No secret key
The socket for the agent definitely exists:
cdward% env | fgrep GPG
cdward% ls -al /var/tmp/seahorse-G9bquo/S.gpg-agent
srw------- 1 dokas wheel 0 Jul 21 07:59 /var/tmp/seahorse-G9bquo/S.gpg-agent=
If I `unsetenv GPG_AGENT_INFO`, gpg works fine.
Fix synopsis and assign.
This is a known issue with gpg-2.0.12. See
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=586855 . As a workaround, you
can either downgrade gpg2 to 2.0.10, or rebuild security/gpgme with gpg1
support. The latter will allow you to continue using seahorse apps with
gpg, but the former will be required if you want to use gpg2 with
This is believed to be fixed with GNOME 2.28.1.