GPGMail: Not accepting my pass phrase

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Mark Deniken

07 Dec, 2017 08:45 PM

I upgraded to the latest version of the GPG suite… not I keep getting prompted for the pass phrase, I enter it and the dialog box pops up again in Apple Mail.

I am copying and pasting the pass phase from my Keychain, not exactly sure why it won’t accept it.

Everything was working fine before this latest upgrade.

I expected the pass phrase to continue to work… I am not sure how to reset it.

macOS                   10.12.6     16G29
GPG Suite               2017.2      2063    (e459897)
GPGMail                 2.7.1       1254    (7d871d1)
GPG Keychain            1.4.1       1391    (b5c89a4)
GPGServices             1.11.2      969     (e5438f7)
MacGPG                  2.2.3       895     (17e3e67)
GPG Suite Preferences   2.1.1       993     (05eb1a6)
Libmacgpg               0.8.1       826     (9410d73)
pinentry                0.9.7       6       (6aeb033)
  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 07 Dec, 2017 08:48 PM

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    Hi Mark,

    your debug log suggests, that in addition to MacGPG you also have a custom GnuPG installed, with version 1.4.8 under /usr/local/bin/gpg.
    That is why you are seeing this error.

    If you run the following commands in Terminal, everything should be working just like before:

    sudo mv /usr/local/bin/gpg /usr/local/bin/gpg-v1.4.8
    sudo ln -s /usr/local/MacGPG2/bin/gpg2 /usr/local/bin/gpg

    Hope that helps.

  2. 2 Posted by Mark Deniken on 07 Dec, 2017 08:54 PM

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    So far so good.

    I’ll report back if the problem returns.

    Thanks Luke!

    — Mark

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Luke Le on 07 Dec, 2017 08:56 PM

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    Very happy this solves your problem.
    A future release will make sure that MacGPG is better able to co-exist with custom GnuPG installations.

    Closing this discussion. Feel free to create a new one anytime should you have questions or run into problems.

  4. Luke Le closed this discussion on 07 Dec, 2017 08:56 PM.

  5. Steve closed this discussion on 14 Dec, 2017 04:34 PM.

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