On Fri, 2 Sep 2016, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Fri,  2 Sep 2016 10:55, cristian.ionescu-idbo...@axis.com said:
> >     For historical reasons it is also possible to start dirmngr in
> >     a system daemon  mode  which  uses  a different directory
> >     layout.  However, this mode is deprecated and may eventually
> >     be removed.
> >
> > Will the daemon be used in this context?
> No.  That feature as actually been removed recently.

Well, not in unstable/sid:

        # dpkg -L dirmngr | grep bin/dirmngr

The change, I notice, in both sid and strech (compared to jessie) is
that the sysv initscript vanished, but gained a systemd user service
/usr/lib/systemd/user/dirmngr.service in sid.  I take that as the
dirnmgr daemon should _not_ be run by the root user.  Jessie starts it
per default.

> > What about the scenario when one must go through a very strict
> > proxy to reach the net?
> dirmngr has options for this.  And well, it can also use tor as the
> universal proxy ;-)

>From what the man pages reveal, the daemon has those options.  I can't
see the dirmngr-client does.

So, I may not have to worry about more configuration knobbs when used
through python-apt, do I?  How will dirmngr be used by apt then, now
that it is installed as a dependency by python-apt?



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