[CentOS] gpg agent not running

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Wed Jan 28 16:43:21 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 28 January 2009 14:32:12 Peter Kjellstrom wrote:
> On Wednesday 28 January 2009, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Wednesday 28 January 2009 12:45:16 Peter Kjellstrom wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 28 January 2009, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > > > Can someone please remind me of the current approved way of starting
> > > > gpg-agent at root?  Thanks
> > >
> > > "as root" or "at boot"?
> >
> > Sorry - stupid typo.  Yes, at boot - or login, to be more precise.  I
> > think I used to start it with an eval statement in ~/.bash_profile, but
> > on my backup file I see that it's commented out, so I presume I was told
> > that there is a better way.
> I think you'd generally want to start it via your desktop environment
> (gnome, kde or such). I'm not sure if there is a suggested way for a
> "clean" CentOS but with the gnupg2 package from epel you get
> a /etc/kde/env/gpg-agent-startup.sh file.
> I'm a kde person so I'd probably use .kde/env/... if my dist didn't handle
> it.
> I've also seen solutions on other dists using
> /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90gpg-agent
> So, sorry, no good clean answer :-(
OK.  Thanks for answering.

I used to use ~/.kde/env, but somewhere around Fedora 6 I was told not to do 
that - I don't recall why.  I'll experiment.  It's no big deal.  I was without 
a mail server for 24 hours as repeated power cuts depleted my ups and I saw my 
first really trashed system for 7 years.  Everything else is working now and I 
can live without agent for a day or two until I find the best answer.

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