gpg-zip doesn't completely respect --program-suffix

Dominyk Tiller dominyktiller at
Wed Aug 31 15:37:10 CEST 2016

Hi Werner,

Thanks for the clarification.

Is there a more recommended way of ensuring GnuPG 1.4.x gets installed
with the `gpg1` name rather than `gpg` or is it a case of
build-your-own-solution, etc?

I noticed Debian just patched the configure script for experimental, so
perhaps that's a better solution.

Thank you for the reply,


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On 31/08/2016 08:00, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Tue, 30 Aug 2016 21:24, dominyktiller at said:
>> I'm not sure how much this can really be regarded as a bug, but building
>> GnuPG 1.4.21 using `--program-suffix=1` results in the `gpg-zip1` script
>> still setting the default GPG to `GPG=gpg` rather than `gpg1`.
> --program-suffix is not really supported in GnuPG because GnuPG has its
> own method of naming its programs.  That is required because they all
> closely interact with each other.
> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner

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