GnuPG (GPG) Problem
JPClizbe at comcast.net
Fri Aug 25 09:41:11 CEST 2006
Bo Berglund wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Aug 2006 16:46:07 +0200, Ismael Valladolid Torres
> <ivalladolidt at terra.es> wrote:
>>John Clizbe escribe:
>>> Just copy the keyring files.
>>I store my private keyring and a public keyring containing only my
>>public key on a pendrive, then in your gpg.conf:
You should also move the trustdb to the pendrive. First copy it then add the
following line to gpg.conf:
> I wonder about the gpg.conf file:
> Is it used at all in Windows?
> I looked at my own one at "C:\Documents and
> Settings\<username>\Application Data\gnupg" and found only commented
> out lines there. The word keyring appeared only twice and this was in
> descriptive text, not in a setting.
The default in the registry is %APPDATA%\GnuPG. That expands to
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Application Data\GnuPG". You should
probably store gpg.conf on your pen drive and choose one of the methods below
for overriding the default - that way, you are taking the complete environment
with you on the pen drive.
There are three ways of changing it. In increasing priority
1) Use Regedit.exe, navigate to the key HKCU\Software\Gnu\GnuPG and change the
2) set the environment variable GNUPGHOME
3) include --homedir /path/to/pendrive/ on the commnd line each time you
This totally portable environment is the approach used by the GPG2GO project.
That sounds like a template gpg.conf. I know one like that ships with the Cygwin
You may wish to check out the page http://enigmail.mozdev.org/gpgconf.html
It contains a sample gpg.conf for windows you may download to your PC:
Its contents are:
keyserver-options auto-key-retrieve include-revoked include-subkeys
# If you installed idea.dll, uncomment the following line
# load-extension Lib\idea
comment "When cryptography is outlawed, b25seSBvdXRsYXdzIHdpbGwgdXNlIG"
comment "Be part of the £33t ECHELON -- Use Strong Encryption."
comment "It's YOUR right - for the time being."
# SKS keyserver
# The option lines are one line only. They tend to wrap.
keyserver-options auto-key-retrieve include-subkeys include-revoked
repair-pks-subkey-bug import-clean-sigs import-clean-uids export-clean-sigs
import-options import-local-sigs repair-pks-subkey-bug import-clean-sigs
export-options include-local-sigs export-clean-sigs export-clean-uids
# Not always needed, since self-builts have IDEA hardwired into the binary
no-auto-check-trustdb # done by cron/scheduled tasks
John P. Clizbe Inet: JPClizbe(a)comcast DOT nyet
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