Aw: balsa gpg with pinentry?
- From: "Albrecht Dre▀" <albrecht dress arcor de>
- To: kacperw online no, balsa-list gnome org
- Subject: Aw: balsa gpg with pinentry?
- Date: Mon, 22 Nov 2004 08:59:22 +0100 (CET)
> I tried following the instructions at
> for caching passphrases, but it still somehow doesn't work, most likely
> because debian sid doesn't provide the right packages:
[snipped deb pkg list]
> Do I really need newer-than-bleeding-edge packages to get pinentry
> working with balsa?
Basically, you need to install the package which contains gpg-agent, and all packages it depends upon. As I don't use debian, I have no idea which package actually contains it. But as there *is* a pinentry package (which doesn't make sense without it), I guess debian provides it in some package.
If you don't want to build gnupg-1.9.x yourself, there is no need to install any development package apart from gpgme and libgpg-error which are needed for balsa.
> The instructions on the abovementioned page are a little confusing, as
> it seems as though the instructions for getting pinentry to work have
> been intermixed with instructions on getting gpgsm, with the result
> being that I don't know which steps are required to get pinentry
> working, and which are not.
Yes, that page needs cleanup :-/ I'll investigate that and post an update asap. As far as I can tell form memory (currently at work, sitting at a [ugh!] Winbloze box), dirmngr is needed only for s/mime support. lib(assuan|gcrypt|ksba) are needed to build gnupg-1.9, even if you build gpg-agent only, neither gpg2 nor gpgsm.
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