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Re: EasyPG Assistant and emacs -nw

From: Eric S Fraga
Subject: Re: EasyPG Assistant and emacs -nw
Date: Tue, 08 Mar 2011 19:26:54 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.110014 (No Gnus v0.14) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Francis Moreau <address@hidden> writes:

> Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden> writes:
>> Francis Moreau <address@hidden> writes:
> [...]
>>> Is there anyways to avoid this. I just prefer type my passphrase every
>>> time it's needed instead of having a broken interface which drivers me
>>> crazy.
> juste to clarify, I just prefer type my passphrase in emacs.
>> Try to turn off gpg-agent and uninstall pinentry.
> No way !
> I'm not going to uninstall gpg-agent because emacs is broken !

I agree with you.  The solution I use is to have the following in my
emacs initialisation:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
(require 'epa)
(if (not window-system)
    (setenv "GPG_AGENT_INFO" nil)) ;to avoid graphical pop-up when on tty
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

this will cause emacs to use the mini-buffer for passphrase input so it
solves one problems; unfortunately, it means that the passphrase is not
cached (i.e. by gpg-agent) so you may have to type it repeatedly.  so
it's not a complete solution...

: Eric S Fraga (GnuPG: 0xC89193D8FFFCF67D) in Emacs + No Gnus v0.14

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