how to suppress new "insecure passphrase" warning

Stefan Claas sac at
Thu Sep 17 17:05:46 CEST 2020

Alan Bram via Gnupg-users 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?

I have a simple PIN (14 numerical chars) for my smart card and don't get
the warning.


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