Insecure Memory Warning! ???.

Frank Tobin
Thu, 19 Oct 2000 14:06:30 -0500 (CDT)

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Werner Koch, at 14:26 +0200 on Thu, 19 Oct 2000, wrote:

> OTOH all the folks who asked about this have never read our man page:
As mentioned as the second part of my post, the warning, if not removed, should have a pointer to documentation describing the warning. If you want people to read the manpage, tell them: gpg: Warning: using insecure memory! See BUGS in the manpage. And in addition, add the following to BUGS in the manpage: If this program is not installed as setuid(root), you may get a warning such as "Warning: using insecure memory!". To ignore this warning, add the option "no-secmem-warning" to your ~/.gnupg/options file. If these two steps were done, I think this would solve a lot of user's questions/problems/postings. Documenation is one thing one shouldn't skimp on by any means. And having FAQ's is not the only way; you need _linking_ between the documentation (hypertext or just plain textual references is fine). Expecting users to blindly lookup answers in a FAQ which isn't usuably available to 'normal' users is pretty unreasonable. The only documentation available is the manpage, and there is no reference to a FAQ in the manpage. - -- Frank Tobin -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (FreeBSD) Comment: pgpenvelope 2.9.0 - iEYEARECAAYFAjnvRjgACgkQVv/RCiYMT6N1fACgoafBDwJhrKKzhriVKsMq5HA2 V6MAoIaX/WuIT/X43lCan0W3vt+n1B+O =8csc -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to