[RFC PATCH] dirmngr: Try to recognize user-daemon mode

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Sun Jul 17 19:08:28 CEST 2016

On Sun 2016-07-17 09:26:01 +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> The idea with the system daemon was to share CRLs between users.
> Meanhwile I doubt that this of of any real use given that the majority
> of systems running GnuPG in an interactive mode have only one active
> user.
> For system services using gpgsm or dirmngr, it might be better to use a
> dedicated user for dirmngr and don't use the system dirmngr feature.
> That would allow us to remove all that extra code.

I agree that a dedicated user running dirmngr in its standard mode would
be preferable to maintaining the specialized system mode.  less code ==
easier maintenance :)


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