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FS#53628 - [xfce4-session] gvfs does not use ssh-agent

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Jamin Collins (jamincollins) - Sunday, 09 April 2017, 19:43 GMT
Last edited by Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis) - Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 03:55 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Upstream Bugs
Status Closed
Assigned To Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 1
Private No


gvfs does not use the session's ssh-agent

Additional info:
* xfce4-session 4.12.1-6

Steps to reproduce:
1. startup system
2. load some ssh-keys into ssh-agent
3. try to access a sftp server via gvfs (e.g. via thunar)

This is related to:

The work around listed in the above bug report does work, specifically:
* dbus-update-activation-environment --systemd SSH_AUTH_SOCK
* pkill gvfs

However, it is just that, a work around. The real issue is that xfce4-session starts ssh-agent but does not update the dbus environment.

This issue has been reported upstream:

The attached patch corrects this.
This task depends upon

Closed by  Evangelos Foutras (foutrelis)
Tuesday, 12 April 2022, 03:55 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  Fixed half a decade ago, probably. :)
Comment by Armand (Kewl) - Saturday, 19 January 2019, 21:23 GMT