Very Newbie Questions

John Clizbe JPClizbe at
Sun Dec 17 19:34:25 CET 2006

Henry Hertz Hobbit wrote:
> I don't know what you are using to install GnuPG itself.  Make
> sure that you have a copy of iconv.dll (zip that contains it if
> doing separately is is in your
> %SystemDrive%\windows\system32 folder After the install.  I don't
> know whether they put the following values in the registry with
> what you are using but you can check it after installing GnuPG
> with regedit:

Manual registry editing is not needed - the installer handles all the entries
GnuPG needs.

Likewise, there is no need to copy or do anything else with iconv.dll. As a
general rule of thumb, copying things into %systemroot%\system32 is to be
avoided. The iconv library is only needed for NLS support. If gpg needs it and
cannot find it, it will issue a warning and continue executing.

Werner posted that the installer correctly handles iconv; ie if the DLL is found
in your path, the installer does nothing; if not found or too old, it places a
copy of iconv.dll into the GnuPG program directory. [GnuPG-Devel 2005-03-17]

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