gpg.exe Vista Crash
belstsrv at gmail.com
Mon Feb 2 16:53:40 CET 2009
John Clizbe wrote:
> Brian wrote:
>> I downloaded 1.4.9 and installed it. I then grabbed WinPT and when
>> launching WinPT, I get repeated gpg.exe crashes, like I did before.
>> I also downloaded GnuPT and installed that, which comes with 1.4.9 and
>> running that also causes gpg.exe crashes.
>> I then took all of the EXEs from w32cli install and copied them over to
>> the GnuPT folder and had the same result.
>> I am really at a loss as to how to get a GUI interface to work with
>> What should I try next?
> Please QUIT installing add-ons until the program is working. You
won't fix it by
> throwing more code at the problem.
> It sounds like your system is still finding the GPG4win binaries first.
> You may verify that by opening a command window (Start->Run-> cmd.exe
> then enter the command
> gpg --version
> The first line of output should either specify 1.4.7 if the GPG4win
> found first, 1.4.9 otherwise. If it's 1.4.7, enter the command
> That will display the value of the PATH environment variable.
> C:\Program Files\Gnu\GnuPG\pub will likely occur before
> C:\Program Files\Gnu\GnuPG. That's what is causing your problem.
> To fix it, you may either edit the PATH value (Control Panel -> System ->
> Advanced -> Environment Variables)
> Perhaps the easiest would be to run both the GnuPG for Windows
> GnuPG uninstallers. Then delete any files remaining in
> C:\Program Files\Gnu\GnuPG. Re-run the gnupg-w32cli-1.4.9.exe installer.
> Open a fresh command window and give the command 'gpg --version'
> should report 1.4.9 as the version.
> I see you are using Thunderbird. Are you also wishing to use Enigmail
> OpenPGP use? If so, set it up npw and get it working next. If you
> keys, you do not need to generate a new key pair unless you just want to.
> Quick Start Guide:
> If you wish a separate GUI similar to PGP's most PGP users I know who
> to GnuPG prefer GPGshell. Download and unzip the installer from
> http://www.jumaros.de/rsoft/index.html. I like to install GPGshell as a
> subdirectory under GnuPG (C:\Program Files\Gnu\GnuPG\GPGshell)
Thanks John, and everyone else for their assistance.
I removed everything and executed the gpg --version command and it reports:
gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.9
Copyright (C) 2008 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
I did the path command, and it reports:
as the only PGP related entry.
My main use for GunPG is really key storage and creation for some other
processes/projects I have. Not really using it for Thunderbird or any
other email, yet.
I am really confounded by this issue. I have disabled UAC in Vista as
well. It has been disabled this entire time.
I've now removed everything and am going to try to reinstall just the
What could I try and do that might simulate the issues I am seeing when
using a GUI frontend (without installing the frontend)? I want to just
use the command line a little to see if that works.
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