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bug#22711: 25.0.91; prompt for gpg password is displayed in a dialog box
bug#22711: 25.0.91; prompt for gpg password is displayed in a dialog box rather than in the minibuffer
Thu, 18 Feb 2016 17:01:24 +0900
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)
Thanks for the feedback.
address@hidden (N. Jackson) writes:
> Perhaps this information could be included in the NEWS entry for
> pinentry.el? (And an entry in the manual might be nice too, although I'm
> not sure where it would live.)
Sure, will do.
> The password prompt, however, fails to identify the file for which the
> password is being requested. In Emacs 24 and 25.0.90, the prompt was,
> for example,
> Passphrase for symmetric encryption for /home/nlj/.authinfo.gpg:
> Now there is a small buffer displaying
> Enter passphrase
> followed by a few blank lines, and, then in the minibuffer, the prompt
> Could the prompt in the minibuffer (or the text in the little buffer)
> not show the name of the file?
That could be a bit tricky since Pinentry is not called with such
information, but perhaps it might be possible by sending context
information through the special envvar PINENTRY_USER_DATA. I have just
proposed a patch to Pinentry for that.
> In fact, what purpose does the little buffer serve? It seems to
> clutter up the interface and not add anything useful. Or am I missing
> something there?
If public key encryption were used, the buffer would contain something like:
Please enter the passphrase to unlock the OpenPGP secret key:
"Daiki Ueno <address@hidden>"
4096-bit RSA key, ID C8C530D6,
created 2010-02-04 (main key ID D7E69871).
For the case like the above, we could hide the buffer (though this is
also a bit tricky since the strings may be translated in user's native