As a try-out to use my nitrokey start, I had generated some 25519 keys using --homedir as argument to gpg in order not to interfere with normal gpg operations.
Generating worked out fine, but when after starting
gpg --homedir <somedir> --edit-key, toggle, selecting a key to move and doing addkey I got:
gpg> keytocard gpg: selecting card failed: No such device gpg: key operation not possible: No such device
gpg --card-status in another window gave me the expected list of (not yet set) card data.
I moved .gnupg to the side, renamed my to .gnupg and restarted the operation without
--homedir as an argument and got the secret keys onto the nitrokey start
This is unexpected, as at least one blog/documentaton out there uses some gnuk based token with
What can I check, or make verbose to get more information to know where to report this (here, gpg, gnuk)?
My ~/.gnupg is a link to another directory xxx/yyy
gpg --card-status: works ok gpg --homedir ~/.gnupg --card-status: works ok gpg --homedir ~/xxx/yyy --card-status: gives "OpenPGP card not available: No such device"
I have not downloaded the sources of gnupg yet, if necesary I can. I do want to start using the card for real in the near future.
I can download and compile gnupg if that helps, (I have been using Unix since 1984)
Linux: Solus 4.1