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Re: epa when using emacs daemon / delaying function call until after ema


From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: epa when using emacs daemon / delaying function call until after emacsclient frame is opened
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 17:38:58 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/23.2 (gnu/linux)

Benjamin Slade <address@hidden> writes:

> Context: I run emacs as a daemon.
>
> Problem: I have an emacs module (gmail-notifier) loading on
> emacs-startup in my .emacs which makes reference to a private file
> stored as a .gpg. Since this tries to load on start-up, it asks for
> the encryption password on startup. The problem with this is (1) it
> doesn't actually work: for some reason I get a "wrong number of
> arguments error" and (2) even if it did work, it would be
> inconvenient, since I have the emacs daemon autoload on boot-up.
>
> What would seem ideal is to only have the .gpg loaded once an
> emacsclient frame is opened. This page (http://
> splash-of-open-sauce.blogspot.com/2011/02/
> securing-your-private-email-credentials_7309.html ) discusses a
> similar situation, and suggests doing something like this:
>
>
> (defun load-secure-config(frame)
>    (require 'my-config "my-config.gpg"))
>
>
>   
>  (add-hook 'after-make-frame-functions 'load-secure-config)
>
> Essentially putting the reference to the .gpg file in a function which is 
> only called once the "make-frame-functions" have run.
>
>
>
> This seems like a good solution but didn't work for me. Using it resulted in 
> emacs completely freezing as soon as I opened an emacsclient frame.
>
> Is there another way of delaying the calling of a function until after an 
> emacsclient is opened?


Just FYI that was my article and I ended up giving up.... Weak I know ;)
I start emacs daemon when I first start emacs and use the gpg agent and
gtk-pinentry.





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