gpg-agent 2.1 persistent socket between sessions

Kostis Anagnostopoulos ankostis at
Wed Oct 25 23:21:34 CEST 2017

On 25 October 2017 at 12:27, Laurent Lavaud <laurent.lavaud at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I would like to know what is the correct way to get a gpg-agent 2.1 persistent socket between session ?
> I have some cronjob that must use a key stored in the agent.
> Actually the first time a gpg-agent is launch, it create a socket in /run/user/PID/gnupg/ but when i logout this folder is cleaned by systemd and then if i come back i can't reconnect to the running gpg-agent because the socket has disapear...

Have you tried to tell `systemd` to "linger" your user account?


> This problem appears since i uprade to Ubuntu 17.10, it seems before systemd don't clean the /run/user/PID folder so the socket persist between session.
> I don't think it is an Ubuntu bug, it seems to be a normal behavior that systemd clean this folder so how i could get a persistent socket for my gpg-agent ?
> thanks in advance for your help.
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