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Re: Tramp behaviour with ~/.authinfo.gpg; two queries

From: Pankaj Jangid
Subject: Re: Tramp behaviour with ~/.authinfo.gpg; two queries
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 10:10:31 +0000
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/27.0.60 (darwin)

Michael Albinus <address@hidden> writes:

>> In a fresh instance of Emacs (27.0.60), if I try to open a remote ssh
>> file, Tramp tries to load ~/.authinfo.gpg and asks for passphrase. This
>> is okay. But the problem is this - as I start typing "/ssh:.." the
>> passphrase prompt also come at the same input area. And when I start
>> typing passphrase characters it starts switching back and forth between
>> "Find file:" and "Passphrase:" prompts. I have (setq epg-pinentry-mode
>> 'loopback) in my config.
>> As a workaround, I cancel the operation. And then I start Gnus (or some
>> other package that can load ~/.authinfo.gpg). Enter passphrase. And then
>> open the desired remote file.
>> Is there a proper way to handle this?
> No idea. I'll try to reproduce.

Michael, did you get any chance to reproduce this issue. Although, this
is not a serious issue at my end because this is just one time thing
because the password is saved in ~/.authinfo[.gpg]. But this could be
annoying for new users.

>> When I open a remote ssh file and connect to the server for the first
>> time, Tramp offers to save the password in ~/.authinfo even if the file
>> ~/.authinfo.gpg exists and is already loaded (by some other package like
>> Gnus).
>> How can I tell Tramp to save passwords in ~/.authinfo.gpg?
> The default value of auth-sources is '("~/.authinfo" "~/.authinfo.gpg"
> "~/.netrc")
> I suppose that auth-source checks one file after the other whether it
> exist, when searching for a password. But when it wants to save the
> password, it seems to take the first entry in auth-sources, instead of
> checking, whether one of the files exist (and use this one).
> In your case, I recommend to change the value of auth-sources to just
> '("~/.authinfo.gpg")
> However, this seems to be a bug in auth-source.el, so you might write a
> bug report.

I have submitted a bug report for this.

Pankaj Jangid

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