changing the default keyring location in windows
walter at torres.ws
Mon Apr 21 17:25:08 CEST 2008
Quoting Matt Kinni <mkinni at calpoly.edu>:
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> Hello, I want to move my keyring files from %appdata%/gnupg to R:/
> I know you can do this somehow, I just can't figure out how. Is there
> something I can add to ggp.conf? Or is there an environment variable I
> can set?
First, take a look at my wiki, it describes how I install GnuGP and
moved the files to where I think they should belong...
Second, it seems that my description is a bit old since a
non-installer ZIP is no longer offer. I hope my method of moving the
keys still works, but...
Gnu Gurus at large,
I would love to have a non-installer ZIP version available again. I
don't like installers. I don't know where files are being put. I don't
know what keys are being created.
Take a look at my install method. (Above URL) My methodology has a
linux-type setup on my windows. Files "live" where they are supposed
to live (as if it was a linux box).
Yes, I know, "if you want linux Walter, why not just use linux ". Long
story. But that doesn't change the fact that too many Gnu apps
developers for Windows think they have to change the way the Gnu app
works (or at least where the files reside) because they are on
Windows. Registry keys are not mandatory! You can develop an app
without them, for the most part.
I don't have a single file in my Windows System directory.
I have only 4 or 5 registry keys (and 2 of them are for GnuGP!).
When my Windows machine needs to be rebuilt (and as you know, Windows
does far too often!) I don't have to spend days rebuilding my linux
side. All my "linux apps" are on their own volume, so they are not
effected when I wipe C: drive. Then all I do is re-enter the ENV VARS
(and the 4 or 5 keys) and I'm back in business. 10 minutes and I done!
And BTW: GnuGP and the USERS directory path directive in Apache are
the only two items that I *have* to use a volume letter.
I don't know if the "left click and encrpyt" feature (I like that
one!) can be moved from the registry, but I do know that the KEYS
location can be removed from the registry. If GnuGP used the HOME ENV
VAR (or at least looked for it) than that key could be removed.
Hope someone understands all this.
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