GnuPG 2.0.4 working -- almost

morgan gangwere
Fri May 25 20:41:00 GMT 2007

Hash: SHA1 wrote:
> I managed to build GnuPG 2.0.4.
> Unfortunately, the one feature, which was the reason why I wanted to
> build it in the first place, isn't working properly.  And that is to
> use gpg-agent in daemon mode.
> The problem seems to boil down to this.  When running as a daemon,
> gpg-agent spawns a new thread when it receives a request for a
> passphrase from gpg2.  The thread, in turn, calls
> assuan_pipe_connect(), which is supposed to fork a subprocess that
> launches pinentry.  Even though fork() does return a convincingly
> PID-like number, alas, the child is never born (or perhaps dies before
> executing any code).
> When running as pipe server (as in the case when gpg-agent is launched
> directly by gpg2), the same assuan_pipe_connect() function is used to
> launch pinentry.  The differences are that it is not called from a
> thread, and that, most importantly, it works as it should.  The child
> process is born, does its job, and dies happily with the knowledge of
> job well done.
> I found out that the issue of pth threads and forking was raised in
> the past (6 years ago):
> I was wondering if there's been further developments on this ever
> since.
> Any input will be appreciated.
erm... why not look at what the Windows official version does? they
seem to have fixed the threading (at least in what I use)
Version: GnuPG v1.4.7 (MingW32)
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