[pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#623539: GnuPG 2.0 and gnome-keyring
wk at gnupg.org
Tue Apr 14 11:53:11 UTC 2015
On Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:14, joss at debian.org said:
> I’m pretty sure that gnome-keyring 3.14 in jessie supports smartcards
It is not about anything in gnome-keyring but about gnome-keyring
inhibiting gpg to to use smartcards, gpgsm and so on. GKR has certain
components which replace existing services. One of these components
replaces gpg-agent - or better said it mimics a small part of gpg-agent
(the "GET_PASSPHRASE" command). Due to this "hijacking" of the real
gpg-agent (part of GnuPG) large parts of GnuPG do not work on systems
> As for iteration count calibration, this could probably patched in
> gnome-keyring; at least in a Debian-specific patch, but there’s no way
This was just an example. The interface between gpg and gpg-agent
belongs to GnuPG and most parts are not published. Or to say it in
other words: There is no defined interface. Keep hands off.
gnome-keyring MUST NOT pretend to be gpg-agent. Or if it does this you
need to add
Do you want a patch to remove gpg-agent from GKR?
> 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.
gpgsm won't work if GKR is used and GKR hijacks gpg-agent.
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