Installation gnupg on Windows
wk at gnupg.org
Thu Aug 28 10:09:53 CEST 2008
On Wed, 27 Aug 2008 23:25, faramir.cl at gmail.com said:
> run it, and the only other thing it would be advisable to do, is to add
> gpg.exe to Windows's path environment variable, so you can use it at
> command line from any folder...
I do not think that this is a too good idea. Newer version of GnuPG (in
particular Gpg4win) add a whole bunch of DLLs and other binaries to this
directory. Thus they would all be public and wrong DLLs might get used
by other applications.
Since Gpg4win 1.1.0 we use a different approach: The installer adds a
directory to the PATH but that directory just contains those binaries
which you actually want in the PATH. It is implemented using a wrapper
utility to implement something like a of poor man's symlink.
So my suggestion is to get Gpg4win 1.1.3 and install just the basic
parts wich automagically adds gpg to the PATH.
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