how to make dirmngr a singleton

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at
Thu Oct 25 04:42:38 CEST 2012

On 10/24/2012 09:15 AM, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Oct 2012 19:33, hans at said:
>> threads.  They often stay alive when the app itself quits.  gpg-agent seems to
>> automatically find whether its running and refuse to start a second one,
>> that's good.  But dirmngr does not seem to do that, so after starting and
>> stopping the app, there will be multiple dirmngrs running.
> Please configure GnuPG with
>   --enable-dirmngr-auto-start
> this does what you want.  It should be the default for 2.1, though.

Using the --enable-dirmngr-auto-start flag seems to have enabled the singleton
mode.  If that mode is meant to the be the default, that didn't work before i
added the flag.


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