Bug 1121482 - gpg-agent not spawned with xmonad-mate
Summary: gpg-agent not spawned with xmonad-mate
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xmonad
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jens Petersen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-07-21 05:28 UTC by Dan Aloni
Modified: 2015-06-29 21:40 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 21:40:13 UTC

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Description Dan Aloni 2014-07-21 05:28:25 UTC
In Fedora 20, when I switched to a xmonad-mate session I noticed that gpg-agent daemon is not running. This was noticed for every application that uses gpg decryption (e.g. `gpg -d` on a file).

I managed to fix the problem by adding the following lines in /usr/bin/xmonad-start:

if [ -x "/usr/bin/gpg-agent" ] ; then
    killall -w gpg-agent 2>/dev/null
    eval `gpg-agent --daemon`

But perhaps you can devise a better fix.

Comment 1 Ben Boeckel 2014-07-21 14:23:21 UTC
I'd recommend using keychain rather than using killall. Is this really xmonad's job though (I'm not familiar with xmonad-$de though; that's more Jens' thing)?

Comment 2 Jens Petersen 2014-07-22 01:46:35 UTC
Ben suggestion sounds good - I haven't used keychain yet myself though.
Let me take this bug anyway since it seems a RFE related to xmonad-mate.

Dan: do you know what starts up gpg-agent in a vanilla Mate session?

Comment 3 Dan Aloni 2014-07-22 05:21:36 UTC
It seems that mate-keyring was obsoleted by gnome-keyring-daemon. To my understanding gnome-keyring-daemon has a builtin version of the gpg-agent daemon (among other things, such as an ssh-agent daemon), so in a normal mate session there's no actual gpg-agent daemon and everything works because the keyring-daemon is suppose to supply that functionality.

However I have a background "/usr/bin/gnome-keyring-daemon --daemonize --login" process spawned both in the normal mate session *and* in xmonad-mate session.

So I am still puzzled what broke things for xmonad-mate.

Also, seems that ssh-agent comes into play with xmonad-start (how so? I don't see it in the sources).

dan      29920 29912  0 08:14 ?        00:00:00 /bin/sh /usr/bin/xmonad-start mate-session
dan      29942 29920  0 08:14 ?        00:00:00 /usr/bin/ssh-agent /bin/sh -c exec -l /bin/zsh -c "xmonad-start mate-session"
dan      29971 29920  0 08:14 ?        00:00:00 xmonad
dan      29972 29920  0 08:14 ?        00:00:00 mate-session

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