OpenPGP card and gpgme

Bernhard Walle bernhard.walle at
Wed Dec 14 21:52:12 CET 2005

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Werner Koch <wk at> [2005-12-14]:
> On Sat, 10 Dec 2005 15:24:17 +0100, Bernhard Walle said:
> > I use a OpenPGP card for signing and encrypting mails together with
> > Sylpheed Claws which uses gpgme. It works fine with two exceptions:
> >  - If the card is not inserted before the passphrase should be entered,
> >    Sylpheed hangs. So I have to insert the card first (which I normally
> >    do, anyway).
> You are not using gpg-agent, right?  In general the apssphrase call
> back should work too but it is often problematic.  You are better off
> in any case to use gpg-agent.

Yes. I would like to use gpg-agent, but it does not work. I wrote a
mail at Mon, 21 Nov 2005 22:10:38 +0100 in this mailinglist, but nobody
could help me.

> >  - The User-ID is not diplayed but the string "[no user id]").
> >    From the source code I expect it's missing in the uid_hint
> >    parameter of the gpgme_passphrase_cb_t function.
> Not sure about this.  We are currently working on an updated Sylpheed port
> to Windows and while doing this we will for sure also check out this
> problem because there is no well working gpg-agent for Windows yet and
> thus we need to make the passphrase callback working.  So, please have
> some patience in case you can't use gpg-agent.


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