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Re: Small patch to enable use of gpg-agent with pgg

From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: Small patch to enable use of gpg-agent with pgg
Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 15:32:22 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Sascha Wilde <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi,
> I wrote a small patch, which makes it possible to use the GnuPG agent
> (which is part of gpg 1.9 and considered ready to use by Werner) with
> the GnuPG backend of pgg.
> I have done very little testing yet, but it seems to work fine.[0]
> To test it: 
> set up your gpg-agent as usual and set pgg-gpg-use-agent to t.

Your patch didn't work well for me:

1) Non-agent mode didn't work at all (the args list contained 'nil' so
   invoking gpg failed with a lisp error).

2) After fixing the above, the patch made the passphrase be 't', which
   broke the passphrase cache, causing a lisp error.

How about this patch instead?  It works for me.  I've also improved
the pgg-use-agent default value.  I've installed this on Emacs CVS
trunk, Gnus v5-10 and Gnus CVS.

Thanks for working on this, it is quite useful.

--- pgg-gpg.el  21 Mar 2006 14:53:00 +0100      1.4
+++ pgg-gpg.el  21 Mar 2006 15:22:38 +0100      
@@ -51,6 +51,13 @@
   :type '(choice (const :tag "New `--recipient' option" "--recipient")
                 (const :tag "Old `--remote-user' option" "--remote-user")))
+(defcustom pgg-gpg-use-agent (if (getenv "GPG_AGENT_INFO") t nil)
+  "Whether to use gnupg agent for key caching.
+By default, it will be enabled iff the environment variable
+\"GPG_AGENT_INFO\" is set."
+  :group 'pgg-gpg
+  :type 'boolean)
 (defvar pgg-gpg-user-id nil
   "GnuPG ID of your default identity.")
@@ -58,7 +65,8 @@
   (let* ((output-file-name (pgg-make-temp-file "pgg-output"))
          `("--status-fd" "2"
-           ,@(if passphrase '("--passphrase-fd" "0"))
+           ,@(if pgg-gpg-use-agent '("--use-agent")
+               (if passphrase '("--passphrase-fd" "0")))
            "--yes" ; overwrite
            "--output" ,output-file-name
            ,@pgg-gpg-extra-args ,@args))
@@ -100,7 +108,8 @@
       (set-default-file-modes orig-mode))))
 (defun pgg-gpg-possibly-cache-passphrase (passphrase &optional key notruncate)
-  (if (and pgg-cache-passphrase
+  (if (and passphrase
+          pgg-cache-passphrase
             (goto-char (point-min))
             (re-search-forward "^\\[GNUPG:] 
\\(GOOD_PASSPHRASE\\>\\)\\|\\(SIG_CREATED\\)" nil t)))
@@ -182,7 +191,7 @@
 passphrase cache or user."
   (let* ((pgg-gpg-user-id (or pgg-gpg-user-id pgg-default-user-id))
         (passphrase (or passphrase
-                         (when sign
+                        (when (and sign (not pgg-gpg-use-agent))
                             (format "GnuPG passphrase for %s: "
@@ -214,8 +223,9 @@
 If optional PASSPHRASE is not specified, it will be obtained from the
 passphrase cache or user."
   (let* ((passphrase (or passphrase
+                        (when (not pgg-gpg-use-agent)
-                          "GnuPG passphrase for symmetric encryption: ")))
+                           "GnuPG passphrase for symmetric encryption: "))))
          (append (list "--batch" "--armor" "--symmetric" )
                  (if pgg-text-mode (list "--textmode")))))
@@ -242,12 +252,13 @@
         (pgg-gpg-user-id (or key-id key
                              pgg-gpg-user-id pgg-default-user-id))
         (passphrase (or passphrase
+                        (when (not pgg-gpg-use-agent)
                           (format (if (pgg-gpg-symmetric-key-p message-keys)
                                       "Passphrase for symmetric decryption: "
                                     "GnuPG passphrase for %s: ")
                                   (or key-owner "??"))
-                          pgg-gpg-user-id)))
+                           pgg-gpg-user-id))))
         (args '("--batch" "--decrypt")))
     (pgg-gpg-process-region start end passphrase pgg-gpg-program args)
     (with-current-buffer pgg-errors-buffer
@@ -277,9 +288,11 @@
   "Make detached signature from text between START and END."
   (let* ((pgg-gpg-user-id (or pgg-gpg-user-id pgg-default-user-id))
         (passphrase (or passphrase
+                        (when (not pgg-gpg-use-agent)
-                          (format "GnuPG passphrase for %s: " pgg-gpg-user-id)
-                          pgg-gpg-user-id)))
+                           (format "GnuPG passphrase for %s: "
+                                   pgg-gpg-user-id)
+                           pgg-gpg-user-id))))
          (append (list (if cleartext "--clearsign" "--detach-sign")
                        "--armor" "--batch" "--verbose"

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