Solved Cannot create Enigmail GPG revocation certificate

Jake Swensen

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Hello - I recently migrated my desktop computers from Ubuntu to FreeBSD for better security.

After installing Thunderbird 45.1.1, I started the Enigmail GPG add-on setup wizard, which created the key correctly but failed when attempting to create a revocation certificate. It cannot create the certificate file in any of my local directories. The error message is: The revocation certificate could not be created.

Is anyone aware of a known fix or workaround?
 
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Jake Swensen

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Thank you. Upon further investigation I found that gpg-agent wasn't being started. After starting gpg-agent, gnome keyring manager was interfering with its operation so I disabled gnome keyring manager and added the following to my init script.

Code:
GPG_TTY=$(tty)
export GPG_TTY
gpg-connect-agent /bye
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=$HOME/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent.ssh
export SSH_AUTH_SOCK
echo "UPDATESTARTUPTTY" | gpg-connect-agent > /dev/null 2&>1
Now I can create and save the revocation certificate and use gpg-agent instead of ssh-agent.
 
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