Unable to get pine-pgp-filters and pinentry-curses to work
rakhesh at rakhesh.com
Tue Aug 14 21:56:20 PDT 2007
Doug Barton wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Aug 2007, Rakhesh Sasidharan wrote:
>> I installed mail/pine and security/gnupg from ports. While trying to use
>> gnupg, whenever it needed to ask me for the passphrase, I ran into errors
>> such as the below:
>> gpg-agent: can't connect server: `ERR 67109133 can't exec
>> `/usr/local/bin/pinentry': No such file or directory'
> The pkg-message for gnupg clearly says that you need to have a pinentry
> program. Glad you figured that bit out.
Now that you mention, yeah, it does! Funny I missed it out. Since it
mentions pinentry there, that's fine, no need to pull it in as a
dependency. My bad. :)
>> Later, I installed pine-pgp-filters.
> Always glad to have a new user, but you might have thought to cc this message
> to the author/maintainer of that port. :)
I know you subscribe to this list. Have seen a lot of your postings here,
that's why I didn't copy you specifically. By posting to the list
there'd be some info on this by way of archives and I'd get a reply
from you anyways. :)
BTW, I ask coz I don't know: as a matter of etiquette, is it a good idea
to cc the author/ maintainer of the port even if he/ she is subscribed to
>> Now, whenever I send a mail and want to sign/ encrypt it and gnupg has to
>> ask me for the passphrase, it messes my screen up! I get error messages
>> like these:
> Based on what Pine gives me to work with, I don't see any way that I could
> pass control of the terminal to a third application. I use gnupg2 with the
> gtk pinentry program with pine and the filters just fine, but if you can't do
> X, then ...
Ok, so it is something like what I thought.
>> For now the only workaround I've come up with is to install
>> security/gnupg1. That does not require pinentry and so it works well with
> I think that's your only option.
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