gpgme: gpgme_op_sign '[User ID hint missing]' in passphrase callback

Werner Koch wk at
Fri Jun 22 16:34:01 CEST 2001

 || On Fri, 22 Jun 2001 09:13:37 -0400 (EDT)
 || Bart Trojanowski <bart at> wrote: 

 bt> 	ENTER
 bt> 	[User ID hint missing]
 bt> 	726AB1F7B4322C84
 bt> What does this mean?  What do I have to call in advance to make this show

ENTER ist just a keyword, the next line should give you a hint about
the user ID, i.e a text which can be displayed and the 3rd line is the
long keyID *you may want to display only the last 8 hexdigits.

This user ID hint is a kludge to make life easier but obviously there
is a problem.  It is derived from a special status message.

 bt> Next, is there some kind of debug mode in 'gpgme'?  While
 bt> developing I

Sure.  Basic debugging:

export GPGME_DEBUG=1

See all the data passed to/from gpg:


need a file to write the output (mostly useful under Windows)?


Expect finer grained debug selection in the future ;-)



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