gpg-agent and launchd

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26 Dec, 2011 01:53 PM


I am running the current suite of GPG tools for Mac OS X, including gpg-agent 2.0.17. I also use Thunderbird 9.0.1 and EnigMail 1.3.4, all running on OS X 10.7.2.

Everything is working fine, but I am puzzled by a rash of system.log entries concerning gpg-agent:
Dec 25 05:35:27 helios org.gpgtools.macgpg2.gpg-agent[25373]: gpg-agent[25373]: launchd only supported for real users - ie UID >= 500
Dec 25 05:35:27 helios[25371] (org.gpgtools.macgpg2.gpg-agent[25373]): Exited with code: 1

This pair of entries appears four dozen or so times in every 24 hour period.

Gpg-agent is launched at boot, and runs, under my username. This log entry seems to indicate the agent keeps trying to launch as another user (89 ??....that is the Spotlight user account).

Is there something I should look at to correct this, or is this just noise that should be ignored?


  1. 1 Posted by Alex on 27 Dec, 2011 10:12 PM

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    Thank you for your feedback. This is a known issue that will (hopefully) be included in the next release:

  2. Alex closed this discussion on 27 Dec, 2011 10:12 PM.

  3. Steve re-opened this discussion on 23 May, 2014 05:24 PM

  4. Steve closed this discussion on 23 May, 2014 05:25 PM.

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