Is a .gnupg directory /w write access mandatory?
joe at spamfilter.de
Sat May 1 17:16:12 CEST 2004
I am trying to use gnupg in a boot script for a high-security boot
process. It only has to decrypt an ascii-armored symmetric ciphertext
but at the moment it fails miserably because gnupg seems to ultimately
demand write access to some .gnupg directory even if it is not needed
for the task at all!
At that point in the boot process there is no writable file system
whatsoever because we still need to decrypt those keys for the file
systems to mount! Talk about tail biting...
I'd rather not mount a RAM-disk just for the purpose of getting around
this, so is there some - maybe undocumented - way to make gnupg just
decrypt my file and skip the ".gnupg" issue?
Thanks in advance,
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