[PATCH] gnupg-2.0.1 - gpg-agent-info option fixup

Alon Bar-Lev alon.barlev at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 09:16:02 CET 2007

On 1/30/07, Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> wrote:
> This was on purpose.  --gpg-agent-info was a hack useful while
> developong gpg-agent.  It should not be used anymore.  Using the
> GPG_AGENT_INFO environment variable directly is better.  gpg 1.4 will
> continue to support it but gpg2 won't support it.
> gpg2 will print a warning if this option has been used.
> The rationale for this is that the environment variable is the main
> anchor to keep all the GnupG modules together.  Requiring all modules
> to have an extra --gpg-agent-info option is error prone and confusing.


But software like seahorse uses this option in order to redirect agent calls.
It is more comfortable than using an environment variable in xinit, since the
order of execution is not an issue.

So please rethink of this...

And no... I did not notice any warning... :)

Best Regards,
Alon Bar-Lev.

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