GNU Privacy Guard - Installation on Windoze poorly explained
Wed Dec 5 22:26:01 2001
Peter, I wrote a set of implementation and usage documents along for WinPT.
You might find these to be helpful. I'll email them separately along with a
white paper that we are floating for the health insurance companies in the
Seattle, WA area. If that doesn't provide enough background then email
I don't think you'll have to do the registry setting by hand. I found I was
able to effect the change using the preference settings.
From: Peter Lairo [mailto:Peter@Lairo.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 11:16 AM
Subject: GNU Privacy Guard - Installation on Windoze poorly explained
I wanted to install GNU Privacy Guard on my WinNT PC. I read the
"Readme.w32" in the ZIP file. I got stuck on Step 4 of the "Installation
Here is the vague text for reference:
4. If you did not use the default directory "c:\gnupg", you
should enter a string with the directory into the Registry
under the key:
Please use forward slashes and not the backslashes when
setting filenames for GnuPG into the Registry.
A. It doesn't state * where* exactly in the registry the string should
be entered (in left pane, or under "Name", or under "Value").
B. should the directory path end with a "\" or not?
C. Is "HomeDir" to be * replaced* by the actual directory path, or
should one replace the path under "name", under "value" (DE = "Wert")?
Under the Name = "Standard", or does one create a new Name? What should
the name of the new Name be?
D. At which location exactly does one use forward slashes?
E. What does "setting filenames" mean?
F. An *example * of a correct registry entry in the rteadme file would
have solved all problems.
G. Step 5 says: "Enter "gpg" and see what happens". I doubleclicked on
"gpg.exe" in the install directory and only got a DOS window asking me
to type something - very unimpressive, and defietely not what I was
hoping to get out of this; namely the ability to encrypt emails using
Mozilla (and the "enigmail" module - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ ).
Please provide usable instructions and reply to me directly. I would be
very happy to use and evangelize this useful-sounding tool (if it works
on windoze machines).
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