Newbie qusetions

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Jan 21 20:33:18 CET 1999

Matthias Urlichs <smurf at> writes:

> Which is because gpg isn't setuid root, which it needs in order to be able
> to tell the system that some of its memory should not be swapped out.
> That being said, the message should appear only when you're doing
> something which requires a secret key...

No way.  I have to allocate the locked memory early on startup to drop
setuid as soon as possible and I can't check the option at this stage.

Put a


into your ~/.gnupg/options or install as setuid.

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