[pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#623539: GnuPG 2.0 and gnome-keyring

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Tue Apr 14 10:14:01 UTC 2015

Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> wrote: 
        Even without a new Gnome-Pinentry it is important to stop the hijacking
        of the gpg-agent IPC now.  GKR being able to store passphrases for
        OpenPGP keys is merely a feature while inhibiting the use of gpgsm,
        smartcards, and iteration count calibration are bugs.

I’m pretty sure that gnome-keyring 3.14 in jessie supports smartcards

As for iteration count calibration, this could probably patched in
gnome-keyring; at least in a Debian-specific patch, but there’s no way
upstream would be hostile to that.

As for gpgsm, I’d be wary of dropping features used by e.g. evolution to
support S/MIME before changing the default gnome-keyring configuration. 


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