GPG random data gathering

J Vender jvender at
Wed Apr 7 09:45:01 CEST 2004

>I don't know about MSYS.  If you build GnupG the suggested way as
>described in README.W32, GnupG wiol gather random while it is running
>from a couple of available sources, there is no direct access to the
>mouse but system data which changes while the move is moved will be
>used for example.


>No, I am even nor sure whether it still builds using that configure
>option.  I have not used it for ages.
>  Werner

O.K., no benefit in using it anymore.

Does GnuPG lock the memory where the passphrase is stored, like PGP does?

FYI, I've been using --enable-m-guard with every compile. It compiled with
everything up to the latest version I've tried-GnuPG 1.3.5. I've never had
any error messages relating to it, that I know of.

GnuPG 1.2.5 built all the way through, no problems. I've had problems in
the po directory when building 1.3.5, but the binaries work O.K. Not sure
why the problem in the po directory with 1.3.5, but no problem there with

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