debugging systemd user services for gpg-agent and dirmngr [was: Re: gpg hangs when asking for passphrase]

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Wed May 17 05:26:38 CEST 2017

On Mon 2017-05-15 19:10:35 -0400, Joey Morris wrote:
> Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at> wrote on Wed, May 10, 2017 at 10:58:21PM -0400:
>> On Wed 2017-05-10 22:17:28 -0400, Joey Morris wrote:
>> > I have systemd version 222-1 installed, which appears to be wildly out of date.
>> > The first thing I'll try when I get back to this is to upgrade systemd.
>> yes, please!
> After upgrading systemd, I'm happy to report that my agent connections no longer
> hang and everything seems to be working well. (Because the upgrade fixed my
> problem, I didn't attempt your other suggestion of moving my .xsession startup
> tasks to .config/openbox/autostart.) Thank you for the assistance!

yay, glad to hear it!  I'm still a bit perplexed by what happened there,
but hopefully having this note in the archives will help folks find it
if they have a similar problem with an older version of systemd.

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