Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 829438
no double prompt for symmetric encryption
Last modified: 2013-08-01 00:02:34 EDT
Description of problem:
If gnome keyring is turned off, when doing symmetric encryption, the pinentry program properly prompts for the passphrase TWICE. However, with gnome keyring active, there is only one prompt, so that if a typo is made in entering the passphrase, then the file cannot be unencrypted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do gpg2 symmetric encryption with gnome-keyring active
Only one prompt for passphrase
Two prompts for passphrase
gpg-agent (GnuPG) 2.0.18
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This problem does not occur in Fedora 18. In Fedora 18 symmetric encryption causes a double prompt even with gnome keyring active.
I'm running Fedora 18 with current package versions and I observe the problem exactly as described above (gnome-keyring-3.6.3-1.fc18.x86_64, pinentry-gtk-0.8.1-8.fc18.x86_64, gnupg2-2.0.19-7.fc18.x86_64).
Correction: gpg (not gpg2) works properly in F18 with gnome keyring active. Not sure which pinentry is invoked -- seems to be linked in with gpg -- but it's the old fashioned non-gui, non-curses pinentry. gpg2 in F18 isn't working for me either, but with a different problem.
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