why does pinentry embed libassuan?

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Mon Apr 13 09:33:26 CEST 2015

On Mon, 13 Apr 2015 02:57, dkg at fifthhorseman.net said:
> i'm in reviewing the build process for pinentry (curses, gtk-2, qt4),
> and i notice that they're all embedding libassuan.

That is an old stripped down version with only the server part.  It is
plain stdin/stdout based and does not know anything about sockets.

With the exception of changing error code constants in 2010 it has not
been touched for more than 10 years.  Am not sure whether this is good
or bad but at least it does not introduced error due to socket based



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