gpg-agent not caching card PINs?

Werner Koch wk at
Mon Oct 11 08:26:26 CEST 2004

On Sat, 09 Oct 2004 20:00:07 +0200, Joachim Breitner said:

> Hullo,
> I just got gpg-agent (thx to smurfix for packaging for debian). I got
> version 1.9.11+cvs20040924-3. It works fine for on-disk-keys with
> passwords, but for my on-card-signature-keys, it asks for the PIN every
> time. It does ask using pinentry, so it goes through gpg-agent.

Depends on the settings:

$ gpg-card-status
Signature PIN ....: not forced

with this setting the PIN should get cached; the default however is
"forced" which disables the cache for the signature PIN.


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