[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#470599: /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc ignores Xsession.options in handling ssh-agent

Andrzej Novak novakyu at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 08:23:06 UTC 2008

Package: xfce4
Version: 4.4.2
Severity: normal

In /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc, I see:

# Use ssh-agent if installed and not already running.  Run it separately
# so it populates the environment here, so we can clean it up later.

followed by lines of shell commands that accomplish just that.

However, I think xfce4's xinitrc should check whether use-ssh-agent is
defined in /etc/X11/Xsession.options, if separate handling of ssh-agent
by xfce4 is necessary at all (rather than, say, having
/etc/X11/Xsession.d/90x11-common_ssh-agent deal with it).

At the moment, ssh-agent keeps getting killed on logout (esp. with use
of graphical user login, where there is little chance to run ssh-agent
before logging into xfce4), and users who use keychain usually expect
ssh-agent to live longer than that (and can more easily change options
in Xsession.options, rather than digging for these lines in xfce4's



-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (650, 'testing'), (600, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686-bigmem (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages xfce4 depends on:
ii  gtk2-engines-xfce             2.4.2-1    A GTK+-2.0 theme engine for Xfce
ii  thunar                        0.9.0-3    File Manager for Xfce
ii  xfce4-icon-theme              4.4.2-1    Xfce Standard icon theme
ii  xfce4-mcs-plugins             4.4.2-3    Special modules for the xfce4-mcs-
ii  xfce4-panel                   4.4.2-2    The Xfce4 desktop environment pane
ii  xfce4-session                 4.4.2-1    Xfce4 Session Manager
ii  xfce4-utils                   4.4.2-4    Various tools for Xfce
ii  xfdesktop4                    4.4.2-3    Provides desktop background and ro
ii  xfwm4                         4.4.2-1    window manager of the Xfce project

Versions of packages xfce4 recommends:
ii  desktop-base                  4.0.7      common files for the Debian Deskto
ii  orage                Calendar for Xfce Desktop Environm
ii  xfce4-mixer                   4.4.2-2    Xfce4 Mixer frontend
ii  xfce4-terminal                0.2.8-3    Xfce terminal emulator
ii  xfprint4                      4.4.2-1    Printer GUI for Xfce4
ii  xorg                          1:7.2-5    X.Org X Window System

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