GnuPG incompatible with windows-vista ?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Tue Mar 13 20:51:56 CET 2007

> Interesting.  Can you tell me the settings of these values in config.h
> when you compiled:

For what it's worth, Vista appears to have major problems with any  
program which depends on there being a libexec prefix.  Whenever  
using a program that uses libexec helper programs, you're going to  
have problems--at least, I always did.

I had Vista installed for a few weeks (work-related development) and  
ultimately said to hell with it, based on the incredible difficulties  
I faced in getting Cygwin, MinGW, GnuPG, etc., to work.

For an example of this affecting MinGW, please see:

... For now, I think it would be prudent to say that GnuPG on Vista  
is unsupported and not recommended.

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