[GPGol] GPGol won't install

Bob Henson bob.henson at galen.org.uk
Thu Oct 11 20:57:04 CEST 2007

Werner Koch wrote

> On Wed, 10 Oct 2007 15:18, bob.henson at galen.org.uk said:
>> Apologies if I wasted anyone's time - I found the problem. The installer
>> does not force a reboot after running and that's what it needed to get
>> the new files to show up. A note for the developers though, it would be
> The installer offers to reboot if a reboot is required - thatis if a
> file already exists and is in used (e.g. gpgex.dll which is loded by
> explorer or gpgol.dll wwhen outlook is running).

When I exited to the GnupG directory and ran gpg --version I did not
notice the gpg2.exe files there - it may well be they were there and I
did not notice them though, as I have to admit to not having looked
thoroughly. From my position of ignorance I suppose I was expecting
gpg.exe to be the new versions 2 file - I did not realise it was a
separate file. Had I thought a bit more at the time, I would have
remembered that both versions can run alongside each other hence their
must have been two files.

> Reboot is not required in other cases - that's the theory.  If you can
> describe again what files don't show up, I can change the the installer
> to ask for a reboot.

Rather than the files being missing (which I think I've explained above)
there were no menu entries or configuration tab etc in Outlook, so I
*assumed* it had not installed at all. It was after the reboot and when
the GnuPG configuration tab eventually appeared in Outlook that I looked
further, and in browsing for the key manager file (under "advanced") I
realised the GPG 2 files were all there.

>> (unless anyone knows better?). I tried to change Outlook's "send and
>> receive" preferences, but clicking the menu item had no effect at all. I
>> had to re-boot the computer again to restore its normal functionality.
> Sometimes an outlook instances is running for some time after beeing
> closed.  That could be the source of your problem

That could well be - but I am well out of my depth here, so it did not
occur to me.

> GnuPG is not really supported yet - we merely install the command line
> utilities.  

Well, all seems to be well now anyway, and it is a good point to thank
all concerned for providing all these utilities for us. Your work is
much appreciated.



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