beginners trouble

Anthony E. Greene
Wed Aug 29 06:48:02 2001

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On Wed, 29 Aug 2001, Johannes Graumann wrote:

>I have two questions:
>1) if I try to generate a key on a rh7.1 machine with the gnupg 1.0.6 rpm as
>a normal user, I get the "insecure memory" warning. Reading the faq, I
>learn, that gnupg should be installed as root, so that the memory used is
>secure (?). Do I have to use Gnupg all the time as root not to have the
>insecure memory problem?
Yes. You can fix this after installation by making gpg a setuid program: chmod u+s /usr/bin/gpg
>2) I tryed to figure out how to tell gnupg that my keyrings are on a floppy
>- didn't work. Can somebody please hint me towards the right commands?
In your ~/.gnupg/options file, add lines like this: keyring /mnt/floppy/pubring.gpg secret-keyring /mnt/floppy/secring.gpg Or if you want to keep the entire ~/.gnupg directory on a floppy, then in your ~/.bash_profile add a GNUPGHOME environment variable: GNUPGHOME=/mnt/floppy and make sure to add the GNUPGHOME variable to the list of exported variables in ~/.bash_profile. Tony - -- Anthony E. Greene <> <> PGP Key: 0x6C94239D/7B3D BD7D 7D91 1B44 BA26 C484 A42A 60DD 6C94 239D Chat: AOL/Yahoo: TonyG05 Linux. The choice of a GNU Generation. <> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.4 (GNU/Linux) Comment: Anthony E. Greene <> 0x6C94329D iD8DBQE7jHOepCpg3WyUI50RAq2FAKDRCQ8z4aDk6d4HTcYDMmGoqsLgygCfd+Lj CZgxHos+70cnu8ji2q4Mgrs= =HSCe -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----