GnuPG, pinentry, and Qt
perrin at apotheon.com
Thu Aug 2 10:24:10 UTC 2007
On Thu, Aug 02, 2007 at 02:35:35AM -0600, Chad Perrin wrote:
> So I tried installing GnuPG on a FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE system. It doesn't
> work without pinentry installed.
> Okay, I can handle that. No big deal. Apparently GnuPG 2.x requires a
> separate utility for password handling now. No big deal. I run
> portinstall pinentry.
> At this point, I notice something very, very odd: pinentry won't install
> because of a problem with Qt.
> Why the heck would GnuPG ultimately depend on Qt in any way?
Okay . . . so I should have looked a little harder at the pinentry ports
available before sending this email to the list. Apparently there are
three different versions. I'm still curious about a couple of things,
1. Why is Qt the default for the nonspecific security/pinentry port?
2. Why start a separate, external application for getting the
passphrase at all?
CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
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