gnupg privicy assistant - card manager.
paul.lewis at quadensemble.com
Mon Sep 1 12:28:17 CEST 2014
On 01/09/14 07:37:45, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Aug 2014 16:00, paul.lewis at quadensemble.com said:
> > I'd like to use the card manager function, but whenever I invoke it
> > the application returns the error "Error accessing the card", and
> > the status bar reports "Checking for card .. "
> I have actually thank you for raising this issue:
> The problem is that the gnome-keyring-dameon hijacks the inter
> process communication (IPC) between gpg and gpg-agent. It
> implements a very limited set of commands of gpg-agent but nothing
> more. Recent versions of GnuPG detect this and show a warning
> message or pop-up to tell you just this.
> Depending on the version of gnome-keyring-daemon, it is possible to
> disable the gpg-agent hijacking component.
I would be interested in how to accomplish this. If you can point me to
a thread or reference in the gnupg manual, that would be appreciated.
> Unfortunately it is hard
> to convince the maintainer to disable this mis-features.
So Gnome breaks gnupg-agent and they will not fix it?
> See the mail thread starting with this mail for details:
> > I presume, the system is misconfigured is some way. Any one got any
> > suggestions?
> You may want to bring this to the attention of your Linux
> distribution. The solution could be easy: The gpg-agent component
> needs to be disabled when build gnome-keyring-daemon:
> ./configure --disable-gpg-agent
I prefer the gpg-agent UI. Anyway, Seahorse doesn't seem to know about
smart cards so the whole reason I posted, to see my smart card in the
card display of gpa is defeated if I disable gpg-agent.
Unless I have the wrong end of the stick?
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