Accessing gpgkeys_* fails on Windows

David Shaw dshaw at
Sat Jul 9 00:01:25 CEST 2005

On Fri, Jul 08, 2005 at 06:55:39PM +0200, Patrick Brunschwig wrote:
> I just noticed that gpg 1.4.2rc2 is not able to find gpgkeys_hkp.exe. I
> have installed GnuPG using the Windows installer, but to a non-default
> directory (E:\GnuPG\GnuPG).
> According to the debug log, gpg is looking for gpgkeys_hkp in c:\lib;
> but that directory doesn't exist:
> gpg: DBG: expanding string "c:\lib\gnupg\gpgkeys_hkp -o "%o" "%i""
> I looked into the source code and I could imagine the reason to be
> DISABLE_KEYSERVER_PATH not being enabled. Is this correct?

This is an interesting situation.  The code was compiled with one
path, but installed under a different one.

What happens if you stick "exec-path e:\GnuPG\GnuPG" in your gpg.conf


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