Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446781
gnome-keyring-daemon is sloppy with shell variables
Last modified: 2015-03-03 17:32:37 EST
Description of problem:
I apologize in advance for the wording of the summary -- I couldn't think of
anything less direct that would fit on one line.
When I launch gnome-keyring-daemon in daemon mode (--daemonize) it emits a
couple of shell variables to aid in session setup. The output that it generates
is incomplete and its layout is susceptible common shell coding errors.
* variable bindings are printed one per line, with terminating semicolons after
Relying on whitespace for generated shell code can lead to problems if the
code has to be passed around on the command-line.
* variable bindings for ssh-agent mode (--components=ssh) leave out
SSH_AGENT_PID. In this case it's just GNOME_KEYRING_PID, but it would be better
if shell scripts didn't have to special-case this.
* variables bindings are local (not exported).
Gnome-keyring-daemon is designed for whole-session use; its configuration
settings should be automatically exported to sub-processes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Here's that the output should look like in order to be less error-prone and more
consistent with the behavior of ssh-agent itself:
SSH_AGENT_PID=42; export SSH_AGENT_PID;
SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/foo/ssh; export SSH_AUTH_SOCK;
GNOME_KEYRING_PID=42; export GNOME_KEYRING_PID;
GNOME_KEYRING_SOCKET=/tmp/foo/socket; export GNOME_KEYRING_SOCKET;
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