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Re: problem with gnupg2 not prompting for passphrase

Am 10.07.2017 um 16:29 schrieb jeff:
I installed gnupg2 and several versions of pinentry.
When I try to use it with engmail on thunderbird, I don't get prompted
for a passphrase.

My engmail setup works with a standalone version of gnupg2.
it also used to work with cygwin gnupg1 (before engmail required gnupg2).
This suggests your gnupg2 is not a cygwin program. Unfortunately, interoperability of non-cygwin programs with cygwin terminal I/O is limited. You might want to use the winpty wrapper.

When I invoke gnupg2 from the command line:
xeon:/cygdrive/u:502: gpg2 --output fred.good --decrypt fred.gpg
gpg: encrypted with 4096-bit RSA key, ID A3791E7DD935A424, created
       "Jeff Deifik <>"
gpg: public key decryption failed: No such device or address
gpg: decryption failed: No secret key

I should get something like:

You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
user: "Blake (Executioner) <>"
1024-bit ELG-E key, ID 5C8CBD41, created 1999-06-04 (main key ID 9E98BC16)

Enter passphrase:

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