no passphrase request

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Tue May 31 17:04:43 CEST 2016

On Sun 2016-05-29 14:29:02 -0400, Bob Holtzman wrote:
> Running Debian Jessie with mutt 1.5.23 and gnupg 1.4.18-7 (yeah, I know
> it's old, but then so am I)
> Trying to send an test message to myself using mutts' compiled-in gpg
> support. After selecting an action from the menu, (sign encrypt, etc) and
> hitting return, I'm prompted for a key ID, never for a passphrase. The
> message then refuses to send.
> In checking for mutts' compiled options, I ran across this which may
> have some bearing on what I'm seeing, or not. The options in question
> +CRYPT_BACKEND_GPGME. I'm assuming if it handles classic pgp it will 
> also handle gnupg. Yes?
> Searches and doc reading haven't turned up much of anything.
> Any pointers on how to get out of this appreciated.

This sounds like a Mutt issue more than a GnuPG issue.  You might try
the Mutt mailing lists or the Mutt wiki:


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