pinentry fails with gpg-agent for ssh, but works for gpg
guru at unixarea.de
Thu Jan 25 09:39:24 CET 2018
A bit triggered by the last thread "Why exactly does pinentry fails with
gpg-agent and ssh support?" I want to report a similar issue which I do not
I have the 'pinentry' in /usr/local/bin/pinentry as a sym-link to the qt5
$ ls -l /usr/local/bin/pinentry
lrwxr-xr-x 1 root wheel 27 15 may. 2017 /usr/local/bin/pinentry -> /usr/local/bin/pinentry-qt5
Most of the time I work within the KDE desktop and when the PIN is required to
unlock the keys on the OpenPGP card, it pops up a small Qt5 window asking for it.
Sometimes I work in the alpha console where `tty` gives /dev/ttyv0 (and
GPG_TTY env var is set to this). What I do not get to understand is:
$ gpg2 -d file
pops up some curses window asking for the PIN, i.e. /usr/local/bin/pinentry-qt5
falls back to this at the end because has no DISPLAY to connect to.
$ ssh some-host
fails to ask for the PIN.
Why, or what could I do?
Matthias Apitz, ✉ guru at unixarea.de, ⌂ http://www.unixarea.de/ 📱 +49-176-38902045
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