manual for gpgme

Andreas Reuleaux reuleaux at
Sat Sep 26 07:48:32 CEST 2009

This is what I did (I am new to this list however, so more
experienced people might have better answers):

download the source code of gpgme, cd into the directory,
there is a doc directory in there, with some Makefile stanza
or the like.

I ran 
  $ ./configure 
from the main directory (the one above doc),
just so that the real Makefile was produced in doc

I also had to also install libgpg-error-dev (I am on Debian squeeze),
  # apt-get install libgpg-error-dev
so that the ./configure would go through smoothly
(just as if I had wanted to really build gpgme, I happen to feel
more comfortable however, if everything - the Makefile in this case - 
is built automatically)

Then (with a Makefile in doc), I ran 
  $ make pdf
there, complains still about texi2dvi not being found on my
system, fixed that by installing
  # apt-get install texinfo
and there you go: 
  $ make pdf
should work now.

hope this helps,

On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 02:40:46PM -0400, Maneki Neko wrote:
> Where can I find a manual for gpgme's API?
> On gnupg's homepage, a reference manual is referenced, but there is no such
> manual under Documentation -> Manuals.
> A search on Google only turns up a non-downloadable outdated version of the
> manual for 1.1.6 on
> I see in gpgme download readme that there is supposed to be a manual
> included in /doc, but I'm not sure what to do with those.  I understand I
> should be doing something with texinfo, so I downloaded and installed it,
> but I get a segfault when I run makeinfo --html texinfo.tex.  Am I doing
> something wrong there?  Is there anyway to read the manual directly without
> having to convert it into another format?
> Thanks

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