I ran into the following error this morning, using the Pass utility:
1$ pass -c foo/bar 2gpg: starting migration from earlier GnuPG versions 3gpg: WARNING: server 'gpg-agent' is older than us (2.0.30 < 2.1.21) 4gpg: error: GnuPG agent version "2.0.30" is too old. 5gpg: Please make sure that a recent gpg-agent is running. 6gpg: (restarting the user session may achieve this.) 7gpg: migration aborted 8gpg: decryption failed: No secret key 9There is no password to put on the clipboard at line 1.
From what I’ve seen online, you can also see this problem using GPG by means other than through Pass. In any case, I couldn’t find a fix, and I was starting to be worried I couldn’t access my passwords any more, or at least not easily.
Fortunately, I could figure out what was going on by reading the error closely.
Looks like there was a version of
gpg-agent running that was different from
the one expected by GnuPG. Also, some migration was expected to occur between
the old and the new version. Therefore I had to shut down the old version so
that this migration could take place:
Then I ran my command again. This time the underlying
gpg command runs its
migration successfully and then allows Pass to resume as if nothing had