GnuPG 2.0.4 working -- almost
Fri May 25 21:27:00 GMT 2007
On 5/25/07, morgan gangwere <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> > 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):
> > http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2001-05/msg01131.html
> > 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)
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1.4.7 is the latest in the portable standalone branch, so it doesn't
But maybe I'm missing your point?
I looked through the 1.4.7 source just in case, and it doesn't seem to
use pth at all.
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