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Re: url-auth-tests hang if authinfo is encrypted

From: Colin Baxter
Subject: Re: url-auth-tests hang if authinfo is encrypted
Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2017 21:03:12 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Dear Ted,

On Tue, Apr 04 2017, Ted Zlatanov wrote:

> On Mon, 03 Apr 2017 20:20:44 +0100 Colin Baxter <address@hidden> wrote: 
> CB> My ~/.authinfo is encrypted to ~/.authinfo.gpg; consequently,
> CB> url-auth-tests hangs, waiting for a password that never comes. If I
> CB> decrypt the file to ~/.authinfo then the test succeeds.
> CB> Is there anyway the test could be made to prompt the user to enter the
> CB> password? Failing that then perhaps the test ought to fail cleanly when
> CB> ~/.authinfo.gpg is found.
> CB> Encrypting the ~/.authinfo is quite common, I believe.
> I think the user's personal setup shouldn't affect the tests.
> The solution can be either automatic (auth-source knows it's inside a
> test, or EPG doesn't try to decrypt in a test environment) or explicit
> (tests override `auth-sources' and/or EPG). For the automatic
> option, I can add the code to auth-source if anyone can suggest how to
> tell it's inside a test environment.
> Maybe others can think of other options?

Would it help if users like me were to move their encrypted authinfo
away from $HOME by using something like

(setq auth-sources
    '((:source "~/some/other/path/to/.authinfo.gpg")))

in their ~/.emacs?

Perhaps I am being naive.

Best wishes, Colin.

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