pinentry loopback mode & password repeat

Neal H. Walfield neal at
Tue Jun 16 16:09:39 CEST 2015


At Fri, 12 Jun 2015 21:09:49 +0200,
Neal H. Walfield wrote:
> At Fri, 12 Jun 2015 20:48:46 +0200,
> Neal H. Walfield wrote:
> > In issue #1976 (, Daiki reports
> > that GnuPG 2.1 asks for the passphrase twice when encrypting in
> > symmetric mode.  I came up with a simple patch to always disable
> > repeat mode when doing symmetric encryption.
> After discussing some more with Werner, it seems I misunderstood: we
> shouldn't unconditionally disable repeat mode for symmetric encryption
> operations, but unconditionally disable repeat mode when in pinentry
> loopback mode.

I've now pushed a patch that implements this behavior (only ever ask
for a passphrase once if we are in pinentry loopback mode).  This
closes issue #1976.  If this is a problem, please let me know soon so
we can revert it.


:) Neal

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