[pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#861797: gnupg: Timeout when changing GPG key password is too short

Philipp Marek philipp.marek at linbit.com
Thu May 4 07:03:18 UTC 2017

Package: gnupg
Version: 2.1.20-3
Severity: normal

I tried to change my GPG key password, but seem to have mistyped somewhere, 
so the gnome-pinentry dialog told me "password mismatch".

I erased both input fields and tried again; but as I chose a nice and long
passphrase, the (default?) timeout of 1 minute hit me while filling in the
2nd field and canceled the dialog, discarding my 1.8 typed passwords ;/

Please change the default timeout, or, better yet, don't trigger it while
the input box receives keypresses.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 9.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64

Kernel: Linux 4.9.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_AT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_AT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages gnupg depends on:
ii  gnupg-agent    2.1.20-3
ii  libassuan0     2.4.3-2
ii  libbz2-1.0     1.0.6-8.1
ii  libc6          2.24-10
ii  libgcrypt20    1.7.6-1
ii  libgpg-error0  1.26-2
ii  libksba8       1.3.5-2
ii  libreadline7   7.0-2
ii  libsqlite3-0   3.16.2-3
ii  zlib1g         1:1.2.8.dfsg-5

Versions of packages gnupg recommends:
ii  dirmngr     2.1.20-3
ii  gnupg-l10n  2.1.20-3

Versions of packages gnupg suggests:
pn  parcimonie  <none>
pn  xloadimage  <none>

-- no debconf information

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