Updating GnuPG to 1.4.9

Alexander W. Janssen yalla at fsfe.org
Tue Jun 3 14:15:37 CEST 2008

Faramir wrote:
>   I figure it is a good idea to export the private and public keyrings
> before doing any change... I mean, upgrades are good things, but
> sometimes can cause unexpected effects. With a backup, if everything
> goes wrong, you can always reimport the keys.

I learned that the hard way yesterday... After my server-based
Windows-profile got deleted and created again, I imported secring.gpg
and pubring.gpg. And after quite some effort I even got my smartcard
running again...

So I totally agree with you. Do a clean export so that you can import
everything again.

Famous last words:
If "weird stuff" happens (like gpg.exe working, but Enigmail refuses to
see the keyring) check the registry-key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\GNU\gnupg for the string "HomeDir". I had to
make it point to the location where the actual keyring is (on a
USB-thumbdrive with a portable gpg...)

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