Passphrases for SSH connections not accepted via pinentry

Peter Lebbing peter at
Tue Apr 21 15:48:03 CEST 2015

On 21/04/15 15:29, aslam karachiwala wrote:
> If by "passphrase associated with your login account" you mean the
> system password for my username

Yes, that is what I mean. So I agree with your analysis then.

> Also, why is the pinentry-qt4/gtk-2 dialog appearing at all when I am
> SSHing from the command line? Shouldn't I get a command-line prompt?

No, if it is able to show the preferred pinentry, it will do that. If
that is a graphical pinentry, you'll get a graphical pinentry if possible.



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