Bug 1414830 - Cannot generate GPG key
Summary: Cannot generate GPG key
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: seahorse
Version: 25
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Matthias Clasen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2017-01-19 14:59 UTC by Yajo
Modified: 2017-12-12 10:50 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-12-12 10:50:45 UTC
Type: Bug

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Description Yajo 2017-01-19 14:59:58 UTC
Description of problem:
When generating a GPG key, Seahorse gets stuck.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open seahorse.
2. Go to File > New > PGP key.
3. Fill the options (In my case, I used 4096 bits, but I tested with others too and it fails).

Actual results:
A gpg2 process gets stuck in the backend:

$ ps aux | grep gpg
yajo      1209  0.0  0.0 119372   912 pts/1    S+   15:56   0:00 grep --color=auto gpg
yajo     13809  0.0  0.0 423500   284 ?        Ssl  10:50   0:02 gpg-agent --homedir /home/yajo/.gnupg --use-standard-socket --daemon
yajo     17434  0.0  0.0 140892  3960 ?        SL   11:12   0:00 gpg2 --enable-special-filenames --no-sk-comments --lc-messages es_ES.UTF-8 --lc-ctype es_ES.UTF-8 --status-fd 20 --no-tty --charset utf8 --enable-progress-filter --display :0 --command-fd 22 --gen-key -- -&24

Expected results:
GPG key generated.

Additional info:

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