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Re: Can't sign with gpg2 using pinentry-curses
- From: Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2017 17:23:33 -0400
- Subject: Re: Can't sign with gpg2 using pinentry-curses
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On 7/6/2017 4:27 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
When I try to sign a file using gpg2 in a mintty or xterm terminal
(e.g., 'gpg2 -bs foo'), a dialogue box is drawn in the terminal, but I
can't figure out how to enter my passphrase. Anything I type is just
echoed at the bottom of the screen, regardless of what I do with the
mouse. If I type Ctrl-C, the bash prompt returns but the
pinentry-curses process keeps running for a while.
If I install pinentry-gnome3, then 'gpg2 -bs' works fine when run from
an xterm window; a dialogue box pops up and I can enter the passphrase.
For a solution outside of X11, it looks like pinentry-w32 will do the
job. But simply installing that package isn't enough, because the
script /usr/bin/pinentry never calls pinentry-w32.exe.
As a workaround, I moved /usr/bin/pinentry out of the way and created a
/usr/bin/pinentry -> pinentry-w32.exe
With this, gpg2 -bs works, although I still get the annoying message
gpg: selecting openpgp failed: No such device
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