Question about GnuPG Shell 1.0

John Clizbe John at
Sun Sep 20 04:15:00 CEST 2009

John Clizbe wrote:
> Allen Schultz wrote:
>> Csabi wrote:
>>> I have Windows XP with GnuPG 1.4.9 installed.
>> ...
>>> GnuPG not installed on your system. Please, install it first.
>> Have you set the System PATH and then tried the installation again? Is
>> it possible GPG Shell uses PATH and other windows settings for looking
>> for GnuPG?
> "GPGshell" is a different tool. GPGshell is closed-source (likely VB) and
> Windows-only.  The OP was asking about "GnuPG Shell",
>, which is cross-platform and has
> source available as well as pre-built executables for Debian, Redhat, and Windows.
> That distinction made, setting the PATH environment variable is probably a good
> start, either at a user or a system level for Windows. It's still possible that
> the Windows build of "GnuPG Shell" checks values in the registry, but those
> should have been set correctly if GnuPG was installed with the Windows installer.

Checked the source tarball for GnuPG Shell...

The NSIS installer script for the Windows build of "GnuPG Shell" is checking for
the value "Install Directory" in the Windows registry under
HKLM\Software\GNU\GnuPG to determine if GnuPG is installed.
The Windows installer from
[] correctly sets this

Try re-running the GnuPG installer, then running the GnuPGShell installer.

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