Ian Jackson writes ("Re: [pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#841143: Suspected race in gpg1 
to gpg2   conversion or agent startup"):
> Daniel Kahn Gillmor writes ("Re: [pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#841143: Suspected race 
> in gpg1 to gpg2 conversion or agent startup"):
> > Is it possible to create this homedir with mode 0700 ?  aiui, gpg-agent
> > doesn't want to create its sockets in a directory that other users have
> > read and write access to.
...
> I can try if doing that works around the problem, but I guess even if
> it does there's a real bug here ?  I'm happy to try to help find it.

I tried this and it doesn't seem to have made any difference.
(I haven't done enough tests to know the failure probability
before-and-after but I have seen a failure after.)

I saw in netstat that there were a lot of programs using AF_UNIX
sockets in the tests' temporary GNUPGHOME directories.

This makes it somewhat surprising that it should fail occasionally.
Each of the individual tests is largely single-threaded.

I also tried it with unsetting GPG_AGENT_INFO, as well, and that made
no difference.

Ian.

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