pinentry-mac program used is MacGPG2's out of date version

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01 Mar, 2012 10:25 PM

I was noticing that GPGMail and GPGServices (and any product that uses Libmacgpg) will contain an up-to-date version of; but it is not used, as GPGTask prefers to use the version from /usr/local/MacGPG2. Indeed, it then writes to gpg-agent.conf to force the option.

Right now, the released version of MacGPG2 is Version 2.0.17-9 from 14. February 2011, and its version of pinentry-mac precedes the fix to allow pasting in passwords from the clipboard. This prevents me from pasting in from 1Password or indeed anything from the clipboard.

My question is: would it make sense for each of the GPGTools products—GPGMail, GPGServices, etc.—to prefer its up-to-date version of pinentry-mac? I have a modified GPGTask with just such a change.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 01 Mar, 2012 10:27 PM

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    Hi Chris,

    first off, thanks for being so active! It's really great to have you working on this.
    It absolutely makes sense to check for the newer version.
    Since both versions are distributed via GPGTools we won't have version conflicts.

    Is it an easy fix? Could you send me a diff?

  2. 2 Posted by cfraire on 01 Mar, 2012 10:31 PM

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    Hi, Luke. Yes, it's an easy fix. I will send a pull request for your evaluation.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Luke Le on 01 Mar, 2012 10:33 PM

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    Perfect, thanks!

    I've already added a ticket for this.

  4. Mento closed this discussion on 04 Mar, 2012 01:00 PM.

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