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