How to stop ssh-agent being started?

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Thu Feb 21 17:40:49 UTC 2008

Jonathan Underwood wrote:

> On 21/02/2008, Rex Dieter <rdieter at> wrote:
>> Chris G wrote:
>>  > I'm running Fedora 7 but I *don't* want ssh-agent started
>>  > automatically, it gets in the way of an ssh pipe I sometimes need to
>>  > create.
>>  >
>>  > I can't see any 'proper' way to prevent it from starting, it appears
>>  > to be hard-coded in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc-common (and the scripts
>>  > that call it).  Am I missing something or is this really not
>>  > configurable?
>> Atm, all hard-coded, I'm afraid.  Proposals have been floating around how
>> to
>>  make this robust, configurable (and to allow other sorts of session
>>  agents, including, for example, gpg-agent), but nothing has come of that
>>  yet.
> Do you have links to any information on these proposals? - I ask
> because I've been looking at the possibilities of better integrating
> the seahorse agent with fedora too.

Note DavidZ's insightful comments on:

-- Rex

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