Default configuration of pinentry in gnome3

Stef Walter stef at
Fri Jun 12 11:50:38 CEST 2015

On 11.06.2015 05:02, Watson Sato wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 9, 2015 at 5:34 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor
> <dkg at <mailto:dkg at>> wrote:
>     Now you have three different responses to choose from, none of which
>     require you to do anything in GNOME directly afaict :) 
> Thanks for the replies.
> So, as I understand, it is something to be setup by packagers or
> distributors...
> There are two separate things:
> First is to indicate that gnome-keyring goes well with pinentry-gnome3.
> That would be done by making one depend on the other?
> And second is to make gpg choose pinentry-gnome3 as default when running
> a GNOME session. I believe the pinentry-wrappers and alternatives to
> good approaches, if the user wishes to user another pinentry
> gpg-agent.conf should be used.
> Our concern is to ensure that when gnome-keyring is running along with
> gpg in a GNOME session gnome-keyring is able to cache gpg passphrases if
> opted to.
> Is there a mechanism for GNOME to recommend such setup up for packagers
> or distributors, maybe docs or something? (Does this question make
> sense? I don't know much about how packaging and shipping processes)

I think the options that Daniel has outlined are sufficient. It's just
up to us to go out to the various packagers and show them the options
and have them decide how they want to proceed.


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