gpg-agent and pinentry docs and testing
bernhard at intevation.de
Wed Oct 31 15:00:33 CET 2007
On Wednesday 31 October 2007 14:00, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> At Wed, 31 Oct 2007 12:41:27 +0100,
> Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> > Is there a way documented how to use pinentry in automated testing?
> Not documented. The GPGME test suite does this, however.
Thanks for the hint.
> > I have heard that there are keys possible without passphrase
> > Is this true for both gpg and gpgsm?
> Yes. In GPGME, we also use the old passphrase-fd mechanism for gpg
> (for this, we unset GPG_AGENT_INFO).
> However, for a function like genkey this is not sufficient.
> You could also use the preset passphrase mechanism of gpg-agent.
At first I did not find this, because it is not mentioned in the
part that documents gpg-agent nor in the part for pinentry.
It is in
info gnupg2 "Helper Tools"
info gnupg2 "Helper Tools" gpg-preset-passphrase
> > Is there a way with textinfo to have "info gpgsm" also open the
> > same page as "info gnupg2" does now?
> Should already be the case. In doc/gnupg.texi:
> * gpg2: (gnupg). OpenPGP encryption and signing tool.
> * gpgsm: (gnupg). S/MIME encryption and signing tool.
> @end direntry
Ah! Right, it does this with "gpg2" and "gpgsm",
but "gnupg" on Debian gives me still the manpage
and "gpg" the gpgme info page.
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