ssh-agent type utility for gnupg

Marcus Brinkmann Marcus.Brinkmann at
Thu Feb 27 20:05:02 CET 2003

On Thu, Feb 27, 2003 at 01:05:29PM +1000, Greg Black wrote:
> I wasted the time because there was no easy way to decide where
> to report it.

In general, if you spend hours on something without finding a solution, it
definitely is worth reporting.  At least it means that something is not
documented well enough.

> The pinentry program was the initial problem, as
> FreeBSD (and probably lots of other systems) failed the initial
> configure because it lacks a function:
>     checking for fopencookie... no

Yes, this is one problem we definitely knew and by now have a solution
(although not in place).  As Werner said, funopen is an adequate

> The rest of the time was wasted in the FreeBSD ports stuff
> trying to build other bits and pieces but failing because
> patches were broken in all sorts of strange ways and so on.

I guess we will have to attack them one by one, or you will have to wait for
gnupg 2.0.

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