Please see bug 427316 - there's a discussion on GPG agents in general.
In particular bug 427316 comment 15 shows a way to autostart seahorse-agent. In
a way such that it won't rewrite the users .gnugp/gpg.conf (which is very bad).
Also, a previous comment on that bug references a thread on
firstname.lastname@example.org where I'm asking the upstream maintainer to adopt a
similar scheme - am unsure right now whether the mechanism we use is Fedora
Anyway, this bug is to consider carrying the the file
in the package so seahorse-agent is properly autostarted. Thoughts? Thanks!
I'm good with adding that file. I'll get it put together and a testing package
up soon. thanks.
Great, thanks. For the record, this is also exactly what upstream recommends
(as you can see, sadly xorg-x11-xinit don't standardize the X11 init scripts.
What a mess!)
oh. Now I remember what I didn't like about this. Multiuser systems.On a system
where you have multiple users, some using kde and some using gnome. Putting as
part of the X startup means you end up having kde users have to use it, too.
Uh, not really - the whole X init sequence is a total mess. I'm sure reading the
scripts in /etc/X11/xinit will give some positional parameter or environment
variable to key off though.
Maybe Ray knows, already adding him as Cc.
I talked to Ray - the answer is "this sucks, there's no way to win, however
seahorse's functionality is going to be merged into gnome-keyring anyway so just
deal with it for now and wait for it to be obsoleted hopefully in the F10
so I'm going to add the file for f8 and rawhide and deal with the bug reports
from kde/xfce folks if they have it installed.
seahorse-2.21.4-3.fc8 has been pushed to the Fedora 8 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update seahorse'
I tried this version but the problem is that the 'seahorse-agent' in this
version supports only GPG keys and not SSH keys, when I start the
'seahorse-agent' manually I get this output:
seahorse-agent -d -v
GPG_AGENT_INFO=/tmp/seahorse-WIIvTw/S.gpg-agent:10633:1; export GPG_AGENT_INFO
when I start the seahorse-agent in version '1.0.1-9.fc8' I get this:
seahorse-agent -d -v
GPG_AGENT_INFO=/tmp/seahorse-cIaUTv/S.gpg-agent:10808:1; export GPG_AGENT_INFO
SSH_AGENT_PID=10808; export SSH_AGENT_PID
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-fpXGH10263/agent.10263.seahorse; export SSH_AUTH_SOCK
I don't know but I thought seahorse supports SSH keys as well (at least the old
version did it)?
I searched a little bit and found this http://live.gnome.org/GnomeKeyring/Ssh
which simple means the SSH support is gone in seahorse and instead it's part of
gnome-keyring now (http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=413278#c8).
Is there a chance that a new gnome-keyring will be released together with a new
seahorse version for Fedora 8?
no idea. You may want to open a new bug against gnome-keyring
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I see /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc.d/seahorse-agent.sh file is in place in F10. Close this bug as CURRENTRELEASE?
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