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

novakyu novakyu at gmail.com
Wed Mar 12 16:32:14 UTC 2008

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 3:21 AM, Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:
>  Here, the running ssh-agent is by Xsession stuff, not by xfce's xinitrc (the
>  line is like ssh-agent gpgagent --daemon ... dbus-launch --exit-with-session
>  startxfce4).

I should have clarified. I already edited Xsession.options to comment
out use-ssh-agent, but even then, ssh-agent kept getting "mysteriously"
killed, until I found xfce4's xinitrc that has its own ssh-agent-related
lines, which does its own thing with ssh-agent, if ssh-agent isn't run
with the common Xsession script.

And that's what I considered a bug---xfce4's xinitrc is not working with
the rest of the X: if the user wants ssh-agent launched with X and has
use-ssh-agent defined, then xfce4's xinitrc is not doing anything useful
in that regard, and if the user does not want ssh-agent launched with X
(i.e. use-ssh-agent is not defined in Xsession.options), xfce4 launches
ssh-agent anyway and kills it on exit.



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