Change prefix in gpgconf

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Nov 11 17:27:09 CET 2015

On Wed, 11 Nov 2015 14:56, Gatis.Paeglis at said:
> I know about the --prefix from GNU std.
> The problem here is that gpgconf can not be reallocated.

I doubt that.  Let's see:

  $ /home/wk/s/gnupg/configure \
        --sysconfdir=/etc --enable-maintainer-mode --disable-ntbtls \
        --enable-g13 --prefix=/home/wk/fooroot

  $ make

  $ tools/gpgconf
  gpg:GPG for OpenPGP:/home/wk/fooroot/bin/gpg2
  gpg-agent:GPG Agent:/home/wk/fooroot/bin/gpg-agent

  $ tools/gpgconf --list-dirs

Thus gpg knows very well where to find its comrades.  (The --sysconfdir
option is just a standard one of mine, you would not use it.)  I have
not installed the software but using DESTDIR does not rebuild the

The code to retrieve for example the bin dir is in common/homedir.c and
pretty simple for Unix:

  const char *
  gnupg_bindir (void)
  #else /*!HAVE_W32_SYSTEM*/
    return GNUPG_BINDIR;
  #endif /*!HAVE_W32_SYSTEM*/

and GNUPG_BINDIR is set directly from the configure options.  Via
$(bindir) and the @bindir@ AC_SUBST.




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