GnuPG and registry keys
Mark H. Wood
mwood at IUPUI.Edu
Mon Feb 28 15:09:00 CET 2005
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On Mon, 28 Feb 2005, Shatadal wrote:
> "PortableThunderbird has detected the GNUPG key in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
> PortableThunderbird writes values to the GNUPG key in HKEY_CURRENT_USER,
> this allows non-admin users to use Portable Thunderbird with Enigmail/GPG.
> Having the GNUPG key in both HKLM and HKCU may cause undesired behaviour.
If PortableThunderbird behaves undesirably in such circumstances, it is
improperly designed. Tell them to read the Logo Requirements again. User
settings go in HKCU, and systemwide settings go in HKLM, and if some
software is confused by the presence of both then it must be rewritten to
correctly implement this distinction, at which time the confusion will
> Delete HKLM\Software\GNU\GNUPG and continue?"
This is definitely bad behavior. Every "designed for Windows xxx" product
creates such a key for itself. Only that product's uninstaller should
remove such keys.
Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer mwood at IUPUI.Edu
Open-source executable: $0.00. Source: $0.00 Control: priceless!
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