GnuPG 1.4.0a for Windows

Ulrich Windl ulrich.windl at
Fri Mar 4 14:22:14 CET 2005


it seems the ZIP Archive packed does not correspond to the registry file supplied:

All files are unpacked into one directory, but the gnupg-w32.reg assumes the 
locale files are in a subdirectory named "Locale" ("MODir").

Despite of that I'd also suggest to put the documentation files into a 
subdirectory named "docs" or "man".

Generally I would create a subdirectory of %ProgramFiles% instead of 
%SystemDrive%. If your are working as non-Administrator, you access rights on the 
system drive may be limited.

German translation seems incomplete and be using inconsistent coding of Umlauts:
gpg: Keine gültigen OpenPGP-Daten gefunden.
gpg: processing message failed: eof

C:\Programme\GnuPG>gpg --gen-key
gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.0; Copyright (C) 2004 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.

Bitte wählen Sie, welche Art von Schlüssel Sie möchten:
   (1) DSA and Elgamal (default)
   (2) DSA (nur signieren/beglaubigen)
   (5) RSA (nur signieren/beglaubigen)
Ihre Auswahl? 1
DSA keypair will have 1024 bits.
ELG-E keys may be between 1024 and 4096 bits long.
What keysize do you want? (2048)
Die verlangte Schlüssellänge beträgt 2048 Bit
Bitte wählen Sie, wie lange der Schlüssel gültig bleiben soll.
         0 = Schlüssel verfällt nie
      <n>  = Schlüssel verfällt nach n Tagen
      <n>w = Schlüssel verfällt nach n Wochen
      <n>m = Schlüssel verfällt nach n Monaten
      <n>y = Schlüssel verfällt nach n Jahren
Wie lange bleibt der Schlüssel gültig? (0) 1w
Key verfällt am 03/11/05 14:04:48 Westeuropõische Normalzeit
Is this correct? (y/N) y

You need a user ID to identify your key; the software constructs the user I
from the Real Name, Comment and Email Address in this form:
    "Heinrich Heine (Der Dichter) <heinrichh at>"

Ihr Name ("Vorname Nachname"):
gpg: key F80B55CF marked as ultimately trusted
Öffentlichen und geheimen Schlüssel erzeugt und signiert.

gpg: "Trust-DB" wird überprüft
gpg: 3 marignal-needed, 1 complete-needed, PGP Trust-Modell
gpg: depth: 0  valid:   2  signed:   0  trust: 0-, 0q, 0n, 0m, 0f, 2u
gpg: nächste "Trust-DB"-Pflichtüberprüfung am 2005-03-11
pub   1024D/F80B55CF 2005-03-04 [expires: 2005-03-11]
      Key fingerprint = 89B8 4C48 6EF5 BBDB 84E1  44DB 594B B985 F80B 55CF
uid                  Tester Test (A Test) <nobody at>
sub   2048g/2A2F3FC0 2005-03-04 [expires: 2005-03-11]

GnuPG seems to create the key database outside of "HomeDir" registry value. Instad 
it seems to use %APPDATA%... (however this could be a left-over of having instaled 
GnuPT (Gnu Privacy Tray) before)


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