Why is security/pinentry not a dependency of security/gnupg
gary.jennejohn at freenet.de
Sun Jun 22 16:21:55 UTC 2008
On Sun, 22 Jun 2008 17:25:56 +0200
Tobias Rehbein <tobias.rehbein at web.de> wrote:
> Perhaps someone can share his wisdom with me. I just installed security/gnupg
> and tried to create a key pair using "gpg --gen-key". After issuing the command
> gnupg barfed at me that pinentry could not be started. Now I wonder why pinentry
> is not a dependency of gpg as it seems to rely on it?
I wondered that myself when I encountered this error. The only thing to
do is install one of the pinentry ports.
> Or is there some way to use gpg without pinentry?
If there is I certainly couldn't find it. gnupg alwyas seems to want
to see the passphrase. At the most inconvenient times. Its' a real
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