Re: [PATCH] emacs: Invoke gpg with --batch and --no-tty

Subject: Re: [PATCH] emacs: Invoke gpg with --batch and --no-tty

Date: Sat, 09 Feb 2019 17:12:52 -0400

To: Daniel Kahn Gillmor, Notmuch Mail


From: David Bremner

Daniel Kahn Gillmor <> writes:

> When invoking gpg as a backgrounded tool, it's important to let gpg
> know that it is backgrounded, to avoid spurious prompts or other
> breakage.
> In particular, was a regression in
> GnuPG which causes problems when importing keys without a terminal,
> but gpg expects one.
> Ensuring that notmuch-emacs always invokes gpg as a background process
> should avoid some of these unnecessary failure.

1) I only skimmed the debian bug, but I hard the impression Werner said
that --batch implied --no-tty?

2) How urgent is this? It will probably be at more than month before the
next notmuch release, due to some sphinx issues that need some
attention. Should we do a 0.28.2 point release ? I'd say basically if
you think it's worth patching for debian we should do the point release
for everyone.

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