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keyboxd issue building gnupg-2.3.6 (almost identical toT5406)
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When attempting to install gnupg-2.3.6 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (running under WSL 2, if it matters), the end of the output for make check looks like this:

("/home/dschulman/Downloads/gnupg-2.3.6/bin/gpg" --no-permission-warning --always-trust --yes --import "/home/dschulman/Downloads/gnupg-2.3.6/tests/openpgp/pubdemo.asc") failed: gpg: error running '/home/dschulman/Downloads/gnupg-2.3.6/libexec/keyboxd': probably not installed
gpg: failed to start keyboxd '/home/dschulman/Downloads/gnupg-2.3.6/libexec/keyboxd': Configuration error
gpg: can't connect to the keyboxd: Configuration error
gpg: error opening key DB: No Keybox daemon running
gpg: key 2D727CC768697734: public key not found: Input/output error
gpg: error reading '/home/dschulman/Downloads/gnupg-2.3.6/tests/openpgp/pubdemo.asc': Input/output error
gpg: import from '/home/dschulman/Downloads/gnupg-2.3.6/tests/openpgp/pubdemo.asc' failed: Input/output error
gpg: Total number processed: 0

FAIL: <use-keyboxd>tests/openpgp/setup.scm
Setup failed.
make: *** [Makefile:931: xcheck] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory '/home/dschulman/Downloads/gnupg-2.3.6/tests/openpgp'
make[1]: *** [Makefile:517: check-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/dschulman/Downloads/gnupg-2.3.6/tests'
make: *** [Makefile:629: check-recursive] Error 1

My tests/openpgp/defs.scm file looks exactly like the patch described in T5406, and the I/O error seems to be saying that the first demo key listed in tests/openpgp/pubdemo.asc (the one for Alpha Test <>) couldn't be found.

I've added use-keyboxd into my ~/.gnupg/common.conf, and gnupg-2.3.6/kbx/kbxutil --stats ~/.gnupg/pubring.kbx appears to work as expected, for what it's worth. Any ideas how to get that daemon installed and running, or what else I'm missing here?



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Please do make at first before invoking make check. It creates symbolic links for executables.

Yes, of course I did that. The error output I included followed the sequence

configure --enable-all-tests
make check

gnupg-2.3.6/tests/openpgp/pubdemo.asc is trying to run gnupg-2.3.6/libexec/keyboxd, which is symlinked to gnupg-2.3.6/kbx/keyboxd. But the link's target doesn't exist, though I see the C source and header in that directory. Does make require some flag I don't know about in order to build that executable?

the link's target doesn't exist

Umm... I guess that you don't have SQLite3 and the build log says something like:

*** Building without SQLite support - TOFU and Keyboxd disabled

--enable-all-tests should handle this case, I'll fix about that.

Yes, I saw that in the logs and installed those packages. Now I have sqlite and sqlite3 in /usr/bin, but that doesn't seem to have changed anything.

You need to install a package like sqlite-devel or libsqlite3-dev, so that you can have development header files and library (sqlite3*.h and and pkgconfig file (pkgconfig/sqlite3.pc).

gniibe triaged this task as Normal priority.

Pushed the fix.

Thank you, @gniibe. That's what I was missing: installing libsqlite3-dev made the difference.

Trying to get it to work without that led to a whole tangle of dependencies on packages like m4, gmp, libnettle, and gnutls. Much less painful doing it the right way!