GnuPG 2.2 on elder Debian & Ubuntu distros

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Tue Apr 17 00:42:13 CEST 2018

On Mon 2018-04-16 12:28:48 -0400, Phil Pennock wrote:
> On 2018-04-16 at 10:17 +0200, Bernhard Reiter wrote:
>> Just noticed that with Package: optgnupg-gnupg Version: 2.2.6-pt1
>> gpg and gpg-connect-agent somehow start the old gpg-agent.
> Following up to list: systemd is configured to start specific instances
> of gpg-agent.
> Text added to <>:
>   Users of systemd will have to weigh their options carefully, and
>   consider editing /usr/lib/systemd/user/gpg-agent.service to change the
>   paths to the binaries, then run systemctl daemon-reload and log out
>   and back in again, otherwise gpg will launch the wrong gpg-agent.

please don't encourage anyone to edit /usr/lib/systemd/user/* by hand.
use the override mechanism as described in the "Example 2. Overriding
vendor settings" section in systemd.unit(5), or in the "edit" section of


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