gpg-agent in windows

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Tue Jan 17 06:56:06 CET 2006

Glen Ogilvie wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone have a compiled binary of gpg and gpg-agent that works on 
> MS windows?
> I've written an application in perl, which uses GPG to decrypt various 
> config files.  In linux, this works well, as it can use gpg-agent so
> the user is not prompted all the time for their passphrase.
> However, under windows, when I try gpg --use-agent, in gpg 1.4.2, it tells 
> me it's unsupported, and I don't have a gpg-agent.exe binary.  Does the 
> development version, 1.9.20 have gpg-agent and gpg that will compile on 
> windows.

I'm in the process of building the dependency libraries for GnuPG 1.9 at the
moment (which includes gpg-agent) on Windows. So far, it's not too promising.
I may punt and try a Cygwin build first.

There's a windows binary in

You may wish to try a mirror. I haven't been able to access the server via FTP. seems to work.

John P. Clizbe                   Inet:   JPClizbe(a)comcast DOT nyet
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