Avoid pinentry-gtk-2 when using console!

Ingo Klöcker kloecker at kde.org
Mon Jun 1 11:32:06 CEST 2009

On Monday 01 June 2009, Roger wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-05-31 at 22:52 +0100, Benjamin Donnachie wrote:
> > 2009/5/31 Roger <rogerx at sdf.lonestar.org>:
> > > I know this sounds ridiculous, but when you consider a
> > > console/terminal to be as good look'n as a girl, and then you're
> > > made to a X window and forced to type in it, it just feels
> > > ridiculous.  Think most folks whom praise the console Gods, feel
> > > the same way.
> >
> > Enable passphrase caching, just enter it the once and be done with
> > it.
> >
> > Ben
> This is why I disabled gpg-agent.  As little as I use Gnupg/PGP, I
> would always have to enter the passphrase at Evolution PIM startup...
> even though I had no intentions of using gpg for the entire session. 
> (It's because a lot of the passwords are put in a gpg keyring ... or
> something.)

It sounds wrong that Evolution asks for the passphrase on startup. I'm 
using KMail and I don't have to enter the passphrase when I start it. 
Only when I want to send a signed message or decrypt an encrypted 
message does the pinentry dialog pop up. Just like it should be.

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