[sylpheed:36877] Re: sylpheed hangs when a message has encryption

richard lucassen mailinglists at lucassen.org
Mon Jan 6 06:51:52 JST 2020

On Fri, 3 Jan 2020 13:09:29 +0100
Ingo Strauch <ingo.strauch at gmx.net> wrote:

> > When someone sends a message with some form of encryption, Sylpheed
> > hangs. I need to "killall sylpheed" to get it back in the air. I
> > use a Dovecot IMAP server. It is the second time I see such
> > behaviour.
> Not sure if it's the same issue, but I've seen similar behaviour for
> mails that were encrypted with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S/MIME
> instead of PGP: Sylpheed was completely blocked for a very long time.

# update-alternatives --config pinentry
There are 2 choices for the alternative pinentry
(providing /usr/bin/pinentry).

  Selection    Path                      Priority   Status
  0            /usr/bin/pinentry-gnome3   90        auto mode
  1            /usr/bin/pinentry-gnome3   90        manual mode
* 2            /usr/bin/pinentry-gtk-2    85        manual mode

solved the issue, I get a GTK popup now. There's no Gnome3 on this
computer, it is good old WindowMaker.


richard lucassen

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