feature request

David Shaw dshaw@jabberwocky.com
Sun May 4 06:57:02 2003

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On Sat, May 03, 2003 at 09:01:04PM -0700, Joseph Bruni wrote:
> If it's not too much trouble, I would like to see an option added to 
> "configure" that would allow me to change the compiled-in default value 
> of GNUPG_HOMEDIR. (I already know about the GNUPGHOME environment 
> variable.)
> Here is why: On Mac OS X, files and directories whose name begins with 
> a dot are not visible in the Finder or in any other program using the 
> standard Open File and Save File routines. Apple does this to honor the 
> Unix tradition of considering such objects as "invisible". This is 
> fine, but I don't think that the files contained in ~/.gnupg should be 
> invisible. Rather, these files should be visible to such utilities as 
> Backup (for obvious reasons). In the OS X way of thinking, these files 
> should probably reside in the ~/Library/GnuPG directory. Therefore, I 
> would like to set the compiled-in default value of GNUPG_HOMEDIR to 
> "~/Library/GnuPG".
> (Apple ran into this problem with their "Stickies" application. When OS 
> X 10.0 shipped, the Stickies database was named ".StickiesDatabase", 
> which was not visible to Backup. They have since renamed the database 
> file not to use a preceding dot.)

There is currently no way to do this via autoconf, but you can do it
manually if you like.  Use ./configure as normal, then edit the file
"g10defs.h", and put whatever value you like in for GNUPG_HOMEDIR.
Then "make" as usual.

Version: GnuPG v1.3.2-cvs (GNU/Linux)
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