scim and pinentry-gtk2

Robby Workman rw at
Tue Jan 13 06:02:30 CET 2009

On Wed, 09 Apr 2008 15:25:17 +0200
Marcus Brinkmann <marcus.brinkmann at> wrote:

> At Tue, 08 Apr 2008 13:15:19 -0500,
> Robby Workman <rw at> wrote:
> > I suppose the command line option to pinentry might be acceptable,
> > but there would need to be some way to specify in gpg-agent that
> > pinentry should be called with the --scim (or whatever) option.
> > Perhaps it could check for the presence of the XIM_PROGRAM or
> > GTK_IM_MODULE environment variables and automatically do the right
> > thing.
> In response to this and Werner's concern, it could also be done by
> means of a wrapper script.  But this is basically the same as a new
> binary, really.
> > Alternatively, a pinentry-scim binary (which could then be specified
> > in gpg-agent with --pinentry-program) would be acceptable, I
> > suppose.
> Right.  I would haggle about the name, because there is nothing
> special about scim (maybe the current gtk pinentry should be renamed
> instead), but the idea is the same.

Just a gentle "poke" on this... :)  I noticed the new pinentry release,
but nothing about this issue...   In case the context has been
forgotten, see here:

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