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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: Wed, 22 Mar 2006 10:48:53 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.110004 (No Gnus v0.4) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Daiki Ueno <address@hidden> writes:

> Hello,
>>>>>> In <address@hidden> 
>>>>>>  Sascha Wilde <address@hidden> wrote:
>> This is very error prone.  As I wrote before on emacs-devel: there are
>> certain situations in which using the agent will fail -- even if it is
>> available: for example: on an text console running the standard
>> pin-entry program (which uses curses) from within emacs won't work.
>> That's why I think this option should be explicitly enabled by the user.
>> Another problem is, that checking for $GPG_AGENT_INFO is not
>> sufficient, the environment variable will stay set, even is the agent
>> was killed.
> That looks a bit complicated for me.  Is there a choice of utilizing
> --status-fd output?  That is, query a user for his passphrase only when
> gpg requested (i.e. we see NEED_PASSPHRASE)
> Though I know that this solution involves some coding to make use of
> asynchronous process, I expect that it is not so hard to implement.

Hi Daiki!  I like this.  Would you like to implement it?

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