Anyone have experience with #Newsboat?
@Sylphox I do! I'm using and maintaining it :) Do you have a question?
@minoru Awesome!! Yes, it's about passwordeval. I don't really understand how to use it with gpg.
@Sylphox Set it to "gpg -d /path/to/the/encrypted/file". Check beforehand that this command does print out your password.
Also note that there is a bug in 2.14.1 that prevented passwordeval from asking for the password on the terminal; e.g. pinentry-curses doesn't work. This will be fixed in 2.15. For now, use X input or add your key to gpg-agent before starting Newsboat.
Toots are rather short; be sure to ask more questions if this wasn't helpful enough.
@minoru The problem is that that is exactly what I did. But thank you so much for helping :)
@Sylphox I mean use the default ~/.gnupg/gpg.conf. If you aren't familiar with this, you must have never edited it, so yours is default already. Ignore this suggestion then :)
Can you post the exact newsblur-passwordeval line you have?
If you run `gpg -d file` a few times, only the first run should ask for a password. Can you do that, and then immediately start Newsboat in the same terminal? (This will use gpg-agent; I am checking if the problem is with password-asking program)
newsblur-passwordeval "gpg -d newsblurpassword.gpg"
I tried the last thing and still didn't work
@Sylphox Did the last thing ask for password only on first invocation?
Try using absolute paths: /usr/bin/gpg -d /home/user/newsblurpassword.gpg.
Are you able to build Newsboat from source? I'm out of ideas and am considering adding some debug output to see what's wrong.
Have to go sleep now; and then to work. Talk to you in 19 hours or so.
@minoru OMG IT WORKED!!! It was needing absolute path. Thank you so much dude you are awsome!!!!!
@Sylphox Yay! 🎉 Thanks for sticking with it instead of giving up!
Was an absolute path to newsblurpassword.gpg enough, or did it need path to gpg as well? Or vice versa? I want to know what exactly caused this so I can add it to the docs.
@minoru It was just needing an absolute path to newsblurpassword.gpg, so yeah it was enough. I can't thank you enough :D
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