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bug#29906: 27.0.50; Emacs prompts for passwords in GUI dialog instead of
bug#29906: 27.0.50; Emacs prompts for passwords in GUI dialog instead of minibuffer
Sat, 30 Dec 2017 22:06:28 +0100
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.50 (gnu/linux)
Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
>> From: Daiki Ueno <address@hidden>
>> Cc: address@hidden (N. Jackson), address@hidden
>> Date: Sat, 30 Dec 2017 21:13:04 +0100
>> >> > ** The pinentry.el library has been removed.
>> >> > That package (and the corresponding change in GnuPG and pinentry)
>> >> > was intended to provide a way to input passphrase through Emacs with
>> >> > GnuPG 2.0. However, the change to support that was only implemented
>> >> > in GnuPG >= 2.1 and didn't get backported to GnuPG 2.0. And with
>> >> > GnuPG 2.1 and later, pinentry.el is not needed at all. So the
>> >> > library was useless, and we removed it. GnuPG 2.0 is no longer
>> >> > supported by the upstream project.
>> >> >
>> >> > To adapt to the change, you may need to set 'epa-pinentry-mode' to the
>> >> > symbol 'loopback'.
>> I wasn't aware of this entry. Would it really make sense, given that
>> pinentry.el was a new library introduced in Emacs 26?
> ??? I see pinentry.el in all versions of Emacs starting from 25.1.
Oops, you are right (forgot about it). Then, perhaps it might be safer
to move it to obsolete, but I presume the impact of the removal is not
> Would you advise saying something along these lines in NEWS?