[Enigmail] Paste passphrase from clipboard into pinentry dialogbox

Andre Lahmann subs at andre-lahmann.de
Wed Mar 25 22:55:02 CET 2015

Hmm, I just tried it with GPGv1.4 but the pinentry dialogbox still
does not allow copy and pasting... doesn't seem to be a GPGvX related
issue or am I getting you wrong?


Am 25.03.2015 um 22:44 schrieb michael at yanovich.net:
> On 03/25/2015 05:40 PM, Andre Lahmann wrote:
>> Hello,
>> since upgrading to Enigmail 1.8.x it's not possible anymore to
>> paste the passphrase into the pinentry dialogbox. I'm running
>> Xubuntu 12.04 and neither ctrl+v nor mouse buffer is working (as
>> I am managing my passphrases with keepass I also tried autotype
>> without success). Is this a bug or a feature?!?
>> Best, André
> This is a feature of GPGv2. I originally discovered this a few
> versions ago of Enigmail (probably 1.7.2). It seems that for GPGv2
> it requires specific applications for passphrase entry and of the
> ones that work with GPG none of them appear to allow
> copying/pasting of the passphrase, in my experience.
> My guess is that this is for added security.
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