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

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Wed Dec 9 16:06:29 UTC 2015

Am 09.12.2015 um 17:01 schrieb Jonas Smedegaard:
> 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.

That's a separate issue.Something that needs to be fixed not via package
dependencies but rather a more flexible mechanism how to choose the
default pinentry program:
Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

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