Linux Subsystem Windows 10 Error Installing Docker: gpg: can't connect to the agent: IPC connect call failed

Question: How do you resolve "gpg: can't connect to the agent: IPC connect call failed" when installing Docker on Windows Subsystem Linux?

Solution: This error happens when you upgrade the  Windows SubSystem Linux (WSL) 1 to WSL 2 and you try to download gpg1, mainly telling you that the versions aren't compactable. Follow solution below to resolve the issue:

- Type in : sudo autoremove #to remove low hanging dependecies that haven't been used
- Type in: sudo apt-get install gnupg1 #If this command go through then you should be good to go
- Type in: curl -fsSL https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg | sudo apt-key add - #If you see 'OK' printed to your screen then you have successfully installed gpg your Linux Subsystem.


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