Two patches for cygwin build of 1.4.1rc2

Volker Quetschke quetschke at
Tue Mar 8 00:52:56 CET 2005

Hi Werner,

>>--- gnupg-1.4.1rc2-orig/scripts/config.rpath	2004-07-27
> config.rpath is part of libtool and updated with an automake
> update. Please report to the libtool maintainers.
I thought so, OK.

>>-AM_CFLAGS = -DGNUPG_LIBEXECDIR="\"$(libexecdir)\""
>>+AM_CFLAGS = -DGNUPG_LIBEXECDIR="\"$(libexecdir):$(bindir)\""
> This does not work.  GNUPG_LIBEXECDIR is intended to be a single
> directory name and not a search path.
Well, this works fine. See the gnupg 1.4.0 cygwin package. What
you propably mean is that it is not supposed to work. ;)

The set_exec_path(GNUPG_LIBEXECDIR,...) command in keyserver.c just
adds/replaces the given string (here: GNUPG_LIBEXECDIR) into the path
environment variable (that only contains the exec-path at that moment).
Works fine.

> Use the runtime option --exec-path to specify a search path
Sure, that works but is not user friendly. Also using
"exec-path /bin" in gpg.conf works but also is not user friendly.

> or even better make sure to
> install the helpers in the correct directory.
They are, the problem is not finding the helper, but the helper needs
to find cygwin1.dll, therfore the need for /bin.


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