[pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#930062: enigmail: Engimail decrypt-passphrase window takes control of desktop

Emmanuel Revah bugreport at manurevah.com
Thu Jun 27 09:00:12 BST 2019

Thanks Daniel for the detailed explanations.

I (apt) removed pinentry-gnome (and as you guessed, I already had 
pinentry-qt installed), and now Enigmail cannot open any encrypted 
emails, it displays the error message "GnuPG cannot query your 
passphrase via pinentry."

I tried adding the option "pinentry-program /usr/bin/pinentry-qt" to 
.gnupg/gpg-agent.conf, which doesn't change anything. I then reinstalled 
pinentry-gnome which does not restore previous behaviour.

I've no access to encrypted emails via Thunderbird for now. I will not 
be able to do much because I'm on a very bad connection for the next few 


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