gpg-agent prompt slow to show up

Neal H. Walfield neal at
Fri Nov 27 12:57:58 CET 2015


At Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:43:09 +0800,
Charlie Brown wrote:
> I'm new to gpg, and I'm trying the agent.
> I noticed that when gpg needs to prompt me for pass phrase, the prompt
> shows up about 15 seconds after I issue the command (e.g. gpg
> --decrypt or git commit -S). The problem exists with both gpg
> --use-agent and gpg2.
> I then tried the --no-use-agent flag of gpg, and the cli prompt showed
> up instantly, but sadly it doesn't not use the agent by its nature.
> My colleagues say that they do not have such problem. Any idea, or how
> can I look into this problem?

First, how did you install GnuPG?  What OS / distribution are you
using?  What configuration options are you using (gpg-agent.conf and



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