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

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Tramp behaviour with ~/.authinfo.gpg; two queries
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 2020 17:26:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Pankaj Jangid <> 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.

I cannot reproduce it. In my case, the passphrase is asked in an own
window (not from Emacs), so there is no overlapping with the minibuffer.

Since I don't know epa/epg, you might teach me how I could reproduce
your behaviour.

>> 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.


> Regards

Best regards, Michael.

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