how to suppress new "insecure passphrase" warning

Ryan McGinnis ryan at
Thu Sep 17 16:42:24 CEST 2020

(BTW -- not to be pedantic, but if by "a few" words you mean "three", then you don't have a good passphrase -- six words is kinda minimum with diceware to get a decent amount of entropy)

-Ryan McGinnis
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On Wednesday, September 16, 2020 5:03 PM, Alan Bram via Gnupg-users <gnupg-users at> wrote:

> I have been using gnupg for a few years now, with no change in the way I invoke it. Recently (I guess my package manager updated to a new version: 2.2.23) it started injecting a warning about "insecure passphrase" and suggesting that I ought to include a digit or special character.

> I don't want to do that. I have a strong passphrase that was generated via Diceware. It's simply a few words made of plain letters; but it's long enough, and totally random. Stronger than a short, lame password that someone simply appends a "1" to.

> Is there a way to suppress the annoying warning?
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