Moving the agent's socket to /var/run ?

Uldis Anšmits uldis.ansmits at
Wed Feb 24 07:39:57 CET 2016

> which usually have a limit on the length of their name.  The workaround
> for this is to use the re-direction file kludge to tell the client that
> the actual socket is at some other place.  That require manual
> configuration, though.

I believe, socket redirection is good feature.
Maybe automatic socket redirect to $TMPDIR for long home is acceptable solution.

> What about changing the _default_ name for the sockets from, say,
> ~/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent to /var/run/user/<uid>/S.gpg-agent ?  This is

There is no /var/run/user on AIX or Solaris
Would be nice if GNUPG software can run by user right away without
setup requiring admin access.


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