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Re: gpg 2.2 and epa

From: Richard Stallman
Subject: Re: gpg 2.2 and epa
Date: Mon, 03 Dec 2018 19:04:53 -0500

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  > Emacs master (like Emacs 26.1) delegates password handling to gpg2. That 
  > Emacs itself isn't responsible for reading passphrases; gpg2 does it for 

I should have added that I always use Emacs on a tty.
When gpg tries to read the password on a tty under Emacs,
it does not work: both programs try to read at once
and it is unpredictable which one gets each character.

With gpg 1, something in Emacs recognizes that it wants a password,
reads the password in Emacs, then passes it to gpg.  That method works.
But it doesn't seem to activate when using gpg 2.

Has anyone seen this problem?

Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation (https://gnu.org, https://fsf.org)
Internet Hall-of-Famer (https://internethalloffame.org)

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