Should I mark/announce GNOME as incompatible with gpg2 for now?

Stef Walter stef at
Thu Aug 28 17:24:32 CEST 2014

On 28.08.2014 16:31, NIIBE Yutaka wrote:
> Hello,
> It's not new.  It has been incompatible for years, already.
> On 08/28/14 19:46, Stef Walter wrote:
>> Should I go ahead and announce that gpg2 (version 2.0.23+) is
>> incompatible with GNOME and people should USE gnupg 1.4.x with GNOME 3.x
>> for now?
> Please note that gpg-agent is not the "GPG password caching daemon".
> It's not new issue for smartcard/token users and SSH users for gpg2
> (both of 2.0 and 2.1) with GNOME.
>   (1) When users have smartcard/token, it doesn't work well.
>   (2) When users configure the SSH-agent feature of gpg-agent, it
>       doesn't work well.
> We need to disable the features of gnome-keyring, for years.
> However, how to disable the features of gpg-agent/ssh-agent for
> gnome-keyring has been changed in version to version.  I had figured
> out how to do that in GNOME2 and in younger GNOME 3, but now, I don't
> know how we can disable the features in GNOME 3.12 or later (using
> proper gpg-agent).

I'm not against contributions which remove the gpg-agent and ssh-agent
from gnome-keyring. The equivalent features and use cases should be
provided elsewhere, and it's a done deal.



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