Running pinentry natively under MacOS.
benjamin at py-soft.co.uk
Wed May 10 13:07:02 CEST 2006
Benjamin Donnachie wrote:
> 2. Save the attached login.command file to /opt/local/bin/login.command
Delete /opt/local/bin/login.command and instead save the attached
application into Applications. It is a simple bit of AppleScript that
takes care of starting gpg-agent - full details at the bottom.
> 4. Edit the file ~/.profile to include eval $(cat ~/.gnupg/.gpg-agent)
You still need to complete this step.
> 5. The under system preferences, accounts, login items add the file
Instead, add attached script.
> 6. Then logout and log back in again. gpg-agent will automatically be
> started, and every application will be able to access it without you
> having to start a terminal first!
Alternatively, just click on "start gpg-agent". NB you will (probably)
need to close any open Terminal windows if you want to be able to access
gpg-agent within them.
Don't forget to create ~/.MacOSX/environment.plist as per my previous
> Annoyingly, I can't stop the terminal window that just hangs about when
> you log in... Just close for now...
No more annoying terminal windows, and no more annoying issues with
Full AppleScript listing for start gpg-agent.app:
(* Set to location of gpg-agent *)
set gpgagentProgram to "/opt/local/bin/gpg-agent"
(* Set to gpg-agent options *)
set gpgagentOptions to "--daemon --enable-ssh-support --use-standard-socket"
(* Set to location of file used to store environment
variables for ~/.profile *)
set gpgagentEnvironment to "~/.gnupg/.gpg-agent"
(* See whether gpg-agent is already running and if so kill it *)
set gpgagentRunning to do shell script "ps -x | grep --count " &
(* Tests indicate that script actually starts two copies of grep *)
if gpgagentRunning > 2 then
(* display dialog "Gonna kill it" *)
do shell script "killall gpg-agent"
(* Now run gpg-agent *)
do shell script gpgagentProgram & " " & gpgagentOptions & " > " &
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