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Re: Fix needed for communication with gpg-agent

From: Chong Yidong
Subject: Re: Fix needed for communication with gpg-agent
Date: Mon, 19 Feb 2007 20:59:16 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.93 (gnu/linux)

Miles Bader <address@hidden> writes:

> One possible way might be to have emacs start its own gpg-agent daemon,
> specifying a custom pinentry program that uses emacs itself for
> interaction (Emacs would set the GPG_AGENT_INFO environment variable to
> communicate that to invocations of gpg).  That seems a wee-bit
> heavyweight, since Emacs generally doesn't know whether you're going to
> run gpg, but I suppose it might be a reasonable option for people that
> use a long-running Emacs session.
> [This is all post-release stuff though, obviously...]

Another solution might be to cannibalize the ansi-term code, and have
the pinentry program run in an elisp terminal.  I looked into this,
and concluded that it is a big job.  It should be left till after the

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