[Pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#611901: gnupg: Can't create lock on readonly filesystem

Mike Hommey mh+reportbug at glandium.org
Thu Feb 3 13:17:00 UTC 2011

Package: gnupg
Version: 1.4.10-4
Severity: normal

I keep some keyrings on a read-only partition, and all gpg is able to
tell me is this:
gpg: failed to create temporary file `/some/path/.gnupg/.#lk0x25c6960.jigen.7598': Read-only file system
gpg: fatal: can't create lock for `/some/path/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg'
secmem usage: 0/0 bytes in 0/0 blocks of pool 0/32768

Considering the filesystem is readonly there is no need for a lock file,
especially when all that is asked is --list-keys or --fingerprint.
Considering the error (EROFS) is very distinguishable from other
readonly or failure cases, gpg could detect it and still act without a


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gnupg depends on:
ii  dpkg                  Debian package management system
ii  gpgv                    1.4.10-4         GNU privacy guard - signature veri
ii  install-info            4.13a.dfsg.1-6   Manage installed documentation in 
ii  libbz2-1.0              1.0.5-6          high-quality block-sorting file co
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-10        Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libreadline6            6.1-3            GNU readline and history libraries
ii  libusb-0.1-4            2:0.1.12-16      userspace USB programming library
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages gnupg recommends:
pn  gnupg-curl                    <none>     (no description available)
ii  libldap-2.4-2                 2.4.23-7   OpenLDAP libraries

Versions of packages gnupg suggests:
ii  eog                          2.30.2-1    Eye of GNOME graphics viewer progr
pn  gnupg-doc                    <none>      (no description available)
ii  imagemagick                  8: image manipulation programs
ii  libpcsclite1                 1.5.5-4     Middleware to access a smart card 

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