decryption failed: No pinentry

Christopher Richardson cwr at
Mon May 31 15:28:33 CEST 2021

> On 31. 5. 2021, at 12:30, Andreas Mattheiss < at publicly.invalid> wrote:
> Am Mon, 31 May 2021 07:59:35 +0200 schrieb Christopher Richardson via
> Gnupg-users:
>> This is probably something very trivial, but Im building gpg for the
>> first time since, apparently,  2013, according to my old binary. The build
>> seems fine, but ...
> The obvious thing would be to also update pinentry, which is painless.

I should have mentioned this, but it was a new build of pinentry, too. However, since the README said that pinentry wasn’t required for the build, I built it after I build gpg. Sadly ...

> You can specify a pinentry program during the configure step when building
> gpg.

I tried both make distclean and rebuilding gpg, and the same thing with 

./configure --with-pinentry-pgm=`which pinentry`

But no love.

Any other ideas?

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