gnupg privicy assistant - card manager.

Werner Koch wk at
Tue Sep 2 09:09:57 CEST 2014

On Mon,  1 Sep 2014 12:28, paul.lewis at said:

> 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.

Simon Josefsson posted this at gnupg-devel:

  mkdir ~/.config/autostart/
  cp /etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-keyring-gpg.desktop ~/.config/autostart/
  echo 'Hidden=true' >> ~/.config/autostart/gnome-keyring-gpg.desktop
  As far as I know, there is no GUI to do this in modern GNOME.  It used
  to be possible through gnome-session-properties, but there is no way to
  do the same with gnome-tweak-tool.
> So Gnome breaks gnupg-agent and they will not fix it?

Seems so.

>>   ./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.

The configure above was for gnome-keyring-daemon.  It disables the
so-called gpg support over there and makes gpg-agent work.  However, it is
easier to use Simon's way as shown above.



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