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

Alon Bar-Lev alon.barlev at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 16:52:59 CET 2007

On 1/30/07, Werner Koch <wk at gnupg.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 15:45, alon.barlev at gmail.com said:
> > I don't follow you...
> > Can you please explain what you mean?
> Please reread my previous message about Seehorse: They need a lot of
> code to remove the --gpg-agent-info option from gpg.conf so that they
> can set the one they want. [Checked today using the current Debian
> version of Seahorse].

I read carefully all your responses.
And I do not follow you... I don't think I am stupid.

Please explain again why you removed a simple option and broke
backward compatibility.
I would have understood if you had removed a good chunk of code...

Please explain again how a program that is running at one X window,
can affect the environment of another window, not all users wish to
run the agent at xinit.

I understand that writing the conf file directly and not use gpgconf
is one issue... But it is irrelevant if you don't support specifying
the agent-info at some place other than the environment.

Currently seahorse takes a very simple approach with is very simple to
users... You run their agent (it updates conf file), and gpg works! No
environment no process tree dependencies no new arguments...
You made this option available in the past, I don't understand why drop it now.

Best Regards,
Alon Bar-Lev.

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