GnuPGv2 & 'pinentry' on Linux w/ remote access

Dan Kegel dank at
Tue Nov 7 23:09:10 CET 2017

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 5:45 AM, Sander Smeenk via Gnupg-users
<gnupg-users at> wrote:
> Could you elaborate on the 'why' part of this enforced pinentry usage
> with GnuPG? It wasn't mandatory in 1.x, now it's forced on us.
> Where did that come from?
> What problem did it solve?

I'm curious, too.

It sure makes scripting hard.
- Dan

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