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Álvaro Ramírez

19 May 2021 gpg: decryption failed: No secret key (macOS)

gpg: decryption failed: No secret key

OMG! Where's my secret key gone!?

But but but, gpg –list-secret-keys says they're there. Puzzled…

Ray Oei's Stack Overflow answer solved the mystery for me: pinentry never got invoked, so likely something's up with the agent… Killing (and thus restaring) the gpg-agent did the trick:

gpgconf --kill gpg-agent

Thank you internet stranger. Balance restored.