A FAQ question
Wed Aug 28 21:51:02 2002
--- "Amish K. Munshi" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I am having this FAQ, but I am using Linux, what
> should be done in Linux to overcome this problem?
> 6.1) Why do I get "gpg: Warning: using insecure memory!"
As Adrian mentioned, you can setuid root on the gpg binary with
chmod. First, change to where your gpg binary is located
(usually /usr/local/bin or /usr/bin) and then 'chmod u+s gpg'.
You could also use the equivilent 'chmod 4755 gpg', which
accomplishes the same thing.
However, if you don't have root permissions on your system, or
should you desire to not setuid root on the gpg binary, you can
also indicate in your gpg options file (~/.gnupg/options) that
you want to supress the display of this warning. You can do so
by editing this file and including the line:
Which does nothing to allow gpg to use secure memory of course,
but only keep gpg from warning you that it's using insecure
David D. Scribner
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