Pinentry: Permission Denied

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Mon Jun 4 01:22:33 CEST 2018

Jacob Adams wrote:

> I've been getting the occasional "Pinentry: Permission Denied" error
> when generating new keys with GPGME and leaving pinentry to get the
> password instead of passing it directly (passphrase=True with the python
> bindings). Typically a reboot will fix it but it's rather odd.
> I've attached a couple logs. If there's something else I should be
> logging to catch this error, please let me know.
> Any ideas on what might be causing this?
> A reboot usually fixes it but it's quite annoying.
> Thanks,
> Jacob

it might be permissions on /dev/tty (which looks to be /dev/tty1
from the debugging output). did you su/sudo to another user?

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