Problems with git commit autosigning on mac

Nov 1, 2021


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i have the Problem, that i get a error message sometimes, since i’ve enabled git gpgsign on mac.

Error message

sometime the gpg-agent stucks, so i get the error message:

❯ git commit -m 'Test'
error: gpg failed to sign the data
fatal: failed to write commit object

Quik fix

to quik fix this issue you can kill the gpg-agent.

pkill -9 gpg-agent && export GPG_TTY=$(tty)

General fix

add the fallowing lines to your bashrc.

export GPG_TTY

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