GnuPG incompatible with windows-vista ?

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Mar 13 21:12:56 CET 2007

On Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 02:51:56PM -0500, Robert J. Hansen wrote:
> > 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.

I don't disagree, but we're going to have to get this working on Vista
eventually.  The only way it's going to get supported and usable is to
fix the problems.


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