Ryo ONODERA <ryo_on%yk.rim.or.jp@localhost> writes: > From: Greg Troxel <gdt%ir.bbn.com@localhost>, Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2015 07:42:46 -0400 > >> Ryo ONODERA <ryo_on%yk.rim.or.jp@localhost> writes: >> >>> Is there any reason to depend on curses-based pinentry only? >>> For example, in thunderbird enigmail case, >>> pinentry-gtk2 works however curses-based pinentry does not work for me. >>> MESSAGE or other documentation file should suggest pinentry* packages >>> installation. > > I do not find official usage about MESSAGE file yet. I don't understand what you mean by that. My own opinion that MESSAGE is very much overused and should be avoided is not official policy. >> All that said, because thunderbird is a gtk thing, not a qt thing, >> having the enigmail plugin depend on pinentry-gtk2 seems reasonable. > > O.k. > I will keep pinentry dependency. > And I will add pinentry-gtk2 dependency to *-enigmail. sounds fine to me. >> Sort of realted, are we at the point where the gnupg2 package should >> build gpg, and gpg 1 should be deprecated? I'm not clear on why we are >> still using gpg1. > > I believe gpg2 will work fine for many users. Some people seem bothered by it, but I haven't seen specifics, just a general objection to some notion of complexity. As I see it, the pinentry thing is the big complexity, but it's also useful, and gpg1 uses pinentry, so I don't really see how gpg1/gpg2 are different. Perhaps it's that with gpg1 on the command line, you can type the passphrase manually, and you can't with gpg2, but I'm not clear on the details.
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