GPGMail: gpg: signing failed: No pinentry

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07 May, 2018 09:28 AM

This comment was split from the discussion: GPGMail: Invalid signature, yahoo groups

Running into the same problem. When I try to disable the signature and send an unsigned email, the app crashes.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 07 May, 2018 09:30 AM

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    more info from gkline:

    Signing your message failed due to a broken pinentry!

    pinentry, the tool responsible for asking for your password, seems to be broken.

    To fix this problem, re-install GPG Suite from

    Should your problem persist, please contact us at with the following error description:

    gpg: signing failed: No pinentry
    gpg: signing failed: No pinentry


    This seems to have been fixed by an uninstall and reinstall.

  2. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 07 May, 2018 09:31 AM

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    Hi gkline,

    glad, this is already solved by a re-install for you. I'm closing this discussion. Should you need further assistance or have questions you can re-open this discussion here or open a new one any time.


    P.S.: We would kindly ask you to create a new discussion, whenever you need assistance with GPG Suite, even if your problem looks similar to the one you are replying to. While the symptoms are often very much alike, the root cause often differs. Having separate discussions allows to focus better on your particular issue.

    To proceed we have split your comment into a separate discussion.

  3. Steve closed this discussion on 07 May, 2018 09:31 AM.

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