[snowcrash+gnupg-users] pinentry-qt (svn/r153) crashes on exec @ "assuan_register_command"; v0.7.2 execs no error.

Marcus Brinkmann marcus.brinkmann at ruhr-uni-bochum.de
Wed Jan 24 20:38:50 CET 2007

At Wed, 24 Jan 2007 08:49:31 -0800,
snowcrash+gnupg-users <schneecrash+gnupg-users at gmail.com> wrote:
> (1) the qt pinentry dialog that pops up still fails to grap
> mous/keyboard focus correctly.  i can't enter a pin into the dialog,
> and the cancel/ok buttons are nonfunctional.


> which seem to indicated this is a known issue.


> but, after first attempt i've still got the same issues ...
> investigating further

Thanks for researching this, please keep us posted if you find
> (2) pinentry's --prefix=DIR is NOT repected.
> i.e., no matter _what_ the setting, 'make install' installs in /usr/local

Works fine here:

./configure --prefix=/home/marcus/pinentry
make install

Note that if you want to change the prefix at installation time, you
should use DESTDIR:

make install DESTDIR=`pwd`/build-a-binary-package

> (3) pinentry's 'bundled' assuan src is _old_.
> it would be nice to be able to cleanly link pinentry-svn against an
> external/local build of libassuan.  atm, though, it's a rather messy
> (and so far, unsuccessful ...) process.
> honestly, not sure it will make a difference, other than to
> consistency of environment ...

Right, we should update it eventually.
> (4) pinentry-svn build/install complaines about a missing
> 'doc/version.texi', which does not seem to be in the src tree.
> 	cp pinentry-0.7.2/doc/version.texi pinentry-svn/doc/version.texi
> fixes the problem.

To build from the repository, you have to use the
"--enable-maintainer-mode" option to configure.


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