Management of background services with systemd
mcr at sandelman.ca
Thu Mar 2 03:24:35 CET 2023
David Joaquín Shourabi Porcel <david at djsp.eu> wrote:
> I am researching GnuPG for my employer. We will stick with the old
> release series 2.2 at first, because few Linux distributions package
> 2.3 or 2.4 yet. However, I'm studying newer versions and recent
> developments to ease our future upgrades. In doing so, a question has
> arisen: should background services like the agent not be managed with
It's bad enough as it is when you have multiple personalities you are trying
to support (signing as me, vs signing code with an offline key)... having
systemd (the userland one) popping off new copies would be horrible.
Combined with SSH access to the machine, and the passphrase/pin popup shows
up in the wrong place.
(And many of us do not trust systemd and do not run it on important machines)
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