Debian 12 seems to start a
i3, but I can’t find a way to access to that agent (the environment variables aren’t exported, apparently).
To fix that, I add to my
~/.profile the following:
export SSH_AUTH_SOCK=~/.cache/ssh-agent.$HOSTNAME.sock ssh-add -l 2>/dev/null >/dev/null # ssh-add will return 2 if can't connect to the socket if [ $? -ge 2 ]; then ssh-agent -a "$SSH_AUTH_SOCK" >/dev/null fi
By default, a random path is used, which makes impossible to reuse an existing agent. This sets a fixed socket path for the host instead.
Then I have this
add-my-key script to add my key to the agent:
#!/bin/bash KEY=/home/reidrac/.ssh/id_rsa ssh-add -l | grep $KEY -q if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then echo "Key already in the agent." exit 0 fi echo "Adding key to the agent." exec ssh-add $KEY
It will need to be run –entering the password– once per session.
Finally –this is optional–, I removed the
has-ssh-agent option from
/etc/X11/Xsession.options. I won’t be using that agent, so I prefer if is not started –I haven’t experienced any issues so far–.