GPG homedir path length limit

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Feb 16 17:54:33 CET 2017

On Thu, 16 Feb 2017 10:12, justus at said:

> That is still wrong.  The length of the path of the socket is not
> limited in any way, the length of the path passed to connect is.

That is your experience from Linux but that is not in general true.  The
maximum length of a file length is limited and thus is the length of the
socket.  And that length limit depends on the file system

> I still believe we could have/should have made it just work with any
> home directory.

The reason why we switched to /var/run is to allow the use of remotely
mounted home directories without the redirect-file hack.  That this also
fixes build problems is merely a side effect.



Die Gedanken sind frei.  Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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