w32 installation paths
C. D. Rok
cedar at 3web.net
Mon Nov 15 22:23:08 CET 2004
Maxine Brandt wrote:
> Actually, my reasoning for not pursuing the change in the code for GPG TO GO
> on a floppy seems no longer valid. Since my earlier post in this thread I've had
> a look at the Windows version of 1.3.92 and it's too big for a floppy. With the best
> upx compression, the gpg.exe binary is almost 100kb larger than that of 1.2.5 and it
> requires the iconv.dll which is more than 600kb - a total of 700kb extra. A bare-bones
> version will just fit on the floppy, but there's virtually no room for files to encrypt or
> GPG TO GO was conceived as a replacement for PGP 2 for people living in
> nasty places...
So it seems that - as the opening of your fine page suggests, it might be
"back to the future"; i.e.,
...One of the earliest versions of PGP, 2.6, is still highly regarded...
From what I know, 2.6.3ia-multi06 would be the version of choice.
In contrast to USB drives, "in nasty places" the old floppy has one very
important advantage: it is the only r/w medium cheap enough to make practical
protocols which call for copies of both the software and the data to be
destroyed after each use. I was wondering if your proposition that [2.6]'s
"...cryptographic security has been in doubt for some time now..." really
applies to 2.6.3ia-multi06? (compatibility with the current crop of
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