installing gpg on Mandriva 2009

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Sat Jan 3 05:51:06 CET 2009

Chris wrote:
> [root at localhost ~]# gpg-agent
> gpg-agent[24043]: can't connect to `/root/.gnupg/S.gpg-agent': No such file or 
> directory
> gpg-agent: no gpg-agent running in this session

I have no answer for you -- I don't use GnuPG 2.0 -- but it is _very_
_very_ _important_ that you not use 'root' as your regular user.

UNIX has a lot of safeguards to keep you safe from malware on the
internet.  However, when you run as root, many of these safeguards vanish.

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