gpg-agent is ignored

Grant Olson kgo at
Sat Mar 20 00:42:33 CET 2010

On 3/19/2010 7:09 PM, James Moe wrote:
> On 03/19/2010 02:30 PM, Grant Olson wrote:
>>> Tbird v3.0.3, gnupg v2.0.12, enigmail v1.0.1
>>> I have started gpg-agent, have exported the variables from
>>> <>. Yet every time I save enigmail's preferences I get
>>> the message " change passphrase caching options, please configure
>>> your gpg-agent tool."
>> The file is 'gpg-agent.conf'.  It's located in your gpg configuration
>> directory.  You can find that for your OS by running gpg --version.
>   There is no <gpg-agent.conf> file in <.gnupg>.
>   What minimum set of settings are required to please Engimail?

You probably just need something like:

default-cache-ttl 600

Where 600 is the number of seconds the password is cached.  My whole
gpg-agent.conf file is:

default-cache-ttl 600
max-cache-ttl 999999

And that's working for me.

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