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Re: Gnus and pgp

From: Richard Riley
Subject: Re: Gnus and pgp
Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 20:11:49 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Ted Zlatanov <> writes:

> On Thu, 03 Dec 2009 01:54:04 +0100 Richard Riley <> 
> wrote: 
> RR> Ted Zlatanov <> writes:
>>> On Wed, 02 Dec 2009 20:08:11 +0100 Richard Riley <> 
>>> wrote: 
> RR> I wasn't aware you could do that! Works reliably now indicating an issue
> RR> with emacs talking to the agent.
>>> Since EPA is part of Emacs proper, you should file a bug.  I know it's
>>> not easy to repeat the bug but it certainly seems annoying.
>>> On Wed, 02 Dec 2009 20:20:44 +0100 Richard Riley <> 
>>> wrote: 
> RR> Works fine now with your suggestion. But now I am confused as to how to
> RR> correctly set this up. Do I still need to to set (nntp-authinfo-file
> RR> "~/.authinfo.gpg") for each secondary select method call? And if so,
> RR> where doe the epa set up come in? If you could explain how it fits
> RR> together that would be great.
>>> I set the authinfo file globally, with just auth-sources.  I don't set
>>> it per select method.  You can, but the effect will be different and I
>>> don't know for sure it will work correctly.
> RR> Without specifying  (nntp-authinfo-file "~/.authinfo.gpg")
> RR> in my secondary methods it does not connect :-(
> RR> But just to confirm : with no such line gnus should use the
> RR> auth-sources?
> Yes.  It works for me with just setting auth-sources so you're either
> using different libraries from me or your configuration is different.
> Do you know ELisp well enough to debug the problem?
> Ted

I'm using the debian testing emacs 23.

I'll have a crack at debugging it some time next week.

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