Opened 7 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#42865 closed enhancement (fixed)

Add pinentry-mac port

Reported by: wglas85 (Wolfgang Glas) Owned by: Ionic (Mihai Moldovan)
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: ports Version:
Keywords: Cc: raimue (Rainer Müller)
Port: pinentry-mac


There is a pinentry implementation, which only depends on MACOSX base system libraries under

It would be very beneficial to have this project available as another variant of the pinentry port.

The most prominent benefit shoud be, that the PIN window always shows up in the foreground. At lest my gtk+2 variant always shows in the background, which makes this variant unusable for uninstructed users.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by raimue (Rainer Müller)

Cc: raimue@… added

Cc Me!

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Ionic (Mihai Moldovan)

Owner: changed from macports-tickets@… to ionic@…
Priority: NormalLow
Status: newassigned
Version: 2.2.1

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by Ionic (Mihai Moldovan)

Are you still interested in this?

No, I won't be adding a new variant to pinentry, because pinentry-mac is completely different software with a completely different build system etc., but a new port.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by Ionic (Mihai Moldovan)

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

Should be working as of r128215.

Only supports OS X 10.8+ though.

Just install the new port pinentry-mac and follow the messages printed after installation to set it as your pinentry program.

Users not having installed gpg-agent and pinentry (and being on 10.8+) will automatically get pinentry-mac as a dependency whenever gpg-agent is installed.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by Ionic (Mihai Moldovan)

Port: pinentry-mac added; pinentry removed
Summary: Add pinentry-mac variantAdd pinentry-mac port
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