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problem with gnupg2 not prompting for passphrase





> -----Original Message-----
> From: cygwin-owner@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:cygwin-owner@xxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of jeff
> Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 1:56 PM
> To: cygwin@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: EXT: Re: problem with gnupg2 not prompting for passphrase
> 
> On 7/11/2017 10:51 AM, Brian Inglis wrote:
> > On 2017-07-10 23:07, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> >> Am 11.07.2017 um 00:38 schrieb jeff:
> >>> On 7/10/2017 1:21 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> >>>> jeff writes:
> >>>>> jeff_xeon:/cygdrive/u:503: gpg2 --output fred.good --decrypt
> >>>>> fred.gpg
> >>>>> gpg: encrypted with 4096-bit RSA key, ID A3791E7DD935A424, created
> >>>>> 2013-03-21
> >>>>>        "Jeff Deifik <jeff@xxxxxxxxxxxx>"
> >>>>> gpg: public key decryption failed: No such device or address
> >>>>> gpg: decryption failed: No secret key
> >>>>>
> >>>>> I have uninstalled the standalone version of gnupg2 before I did this.
> >>>>> It seems most likely that the version of gpg2 being invoked is a
> >>>>> cygwin version.
> >>>> It fails to find your private key, so it is quite obviously not in
> >>>> a place where gpg2 expects to find it.
> >>> I have my keys stored in $HOME/.gnupg which is where gnupg v1
> expects them.
> >
> > gnupg2 uses the same --homedir paths, $GNUPGHOME env var, native
> > Windows reg key, and native Windows portable apps homedir as gnupg1.
> >
> >> Just guessing: Some software does not look in $HOME for config files (e.g.
> >> openssh) but expects them in /home/...
> >
> > OpenSSH expects user config files in ~/.ssh/ where ~ is $HOME, or the
> > home directory from "getent passwd $LOGNAME", which defaults to /.
> >
> > They'd better expect $HOME, not /home/$LOGNAME, as $HOME could
> also be
> > /u/$LOGNAME, /mnt/nfs/OrkeyDorkey, or /mnt/Network\ Users/Orkey\
> > Dorkey! ;^>
> >
> 
> The problem almost certainly lies with pinentry. It seems to be a new feature

See https://sourceware.org/ml/cygwin/2017-07/msg00100.html for the solution.

> of gnupg2. As I demonstrated, there is no problem finding my public key, nor
> my private key, which are located in the default place.
> The problem is the method used to get the passphrase is very broken.
> After reading some stuff via google, I added
> 
> GPG_TTY=$(tty)
> export GPG_TTY
> 
> to my .bashrc file, with no observable changes.
> 
> jeff
> 
> 
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