feature request

Joseph Bruni jbruni@mac.com
Sun May 4 06:00:02 2003

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If it's not too much trouble, I would like to see an option added to =0D
"configure" that would allow me to change the compiled-in default value =0D=

of GNUPG_HOMEDIR. (I already know about the GNUPGHOME environment =0D
Here is why: On Mac OS X, files and directories whose name begins with =0D=

a dot are not visible in the Finder or in any other program using the =0D=

standard Open File and Save File routines. Apple does this to honor the =0D=

Unix tradition of considering such objects as "invisible". This is =0D
fine, but I don't think that the files contained in ~/.gnupg should be =0D=

invisible. Rather, these files should be visible to such utilities as =0D=

Backup (for obvious reasons). In the OS X way of thinking, these files =0D=

should probably reside in the ~/Library/GnuPG directory. Therefore, I =0D=

would like to set the compiled-in default value of GNUPG_HOMEDIR to =0D
(Apple ran into this problem with their "Stickies" application. When OS =0D=

X 10.0 shipped, the Stickies database was named ".StickiesDatabase", =0D
which was not visible to Backup. They have since renamed the database =0D=

file not to use a preceding dot.)=0D
If there is already a way of doing this through setting a flag to =0D
"configure", could someone please point this out?=0D
Joseph Bruni=0D
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