Bug#807485: gnome-keyring: pinentry-gnome3 should also be recommended and (hard) dependency should fallback on pinentry-gtk2

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Wed Dec 9 16:01:14 UTC 2015

Quoting Michael Biebl (2015-12-09 20:31:42)
> Am 09.12.2015 um 15:44 schrieb Jonas Smedegaard:
>> Currenly pinentry-gnome cannot be removed from a system which uses 
>> gnome-keyring
> Given the size of pinentry-gnome3, I'm not really worried about that.

My concern is not the size but functionality.

pinentry has multiple implementations, each with different features and 
drawbacks (look'n'feel, security deisgn etc).  Current package hints of 
gnome-keyring makes it needlessly difficult for non-GNOME users to favor 
a different implementation of pinentry than the one GNOME favors.

Relaxing to recommend permits non-GNOME users to simply avoid installing 
unwanted implementations of pinentry.

 - Jonas

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