gpg 1.2.6 fails to create ~/.gnupg on Solaris
wk at gnupg.org
Fri Sep 24 13:19:59 CEST 2004
On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 00:47:42 -0700 (PDT), Lee Johnson said:
> I have just installed GPG 1.2.6 in a Solaris (5.8) environment using GCC
> 2.95.3. I ran into only one problem during the compile (a "Bus Error"
> message on every invocation that went away when I took out the
> --enable-m-guard option).
> However, gpg fails to create a ~/.gnupg directory for users. It lists off
> a few errors about failing to create temporary files and then terminates
This is a known problem.
2004-08-31 Werner Koch <wk at g10code.de>
* keydb.c (maybe_create_keyring): Try to create the home directory
before acquiring a lock for the keyring.
We don't think that it is serious enough to justify a new release.
The workaround (mkdir ~/.gnupg) is simple enough.
> (Creating ~/.gnupg is not the issue ... the issue is that I now do not
> trust my install to function properly.)
Don't worry; it happens on all systems.
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