gpgme_set_passphrase_cb seems to be ignored

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Apr 16 10:08:34 CEST 2009

On Sat, 21 Mar 2009 08:24, admin at said:

> When I set a passphrase callback, it doesn't seem to be used, and
> pinentry runs instead.

That's intended.  GnuPG2 requires the gpg-agent for secret key
operations and does not bother the application with passphrases etc.

There are ways to workaround it by using a custom pinentry script
controlled by envvar PINENTRY_USER_DATA or by using



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