Gpg4Win 2.0.4 with GnuPG 1.4.11??

Bo Berglund bo.berglund at
Fri Nov 19 20:07:18 CET 2010

On Fri, 19 Nov 2010 18:29:48 +0100, Werner Koch <wk at> wrote:

>On Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:34, bo.berglund at said:
>> But this is a *source* download, how do I get a binary to install in
>> Windows7??
>see doc/README.W32.  For your convience I yank it here:
>How to build GnuPG from the source:
>Until recently all official GnuPG versions have been build using the
>Mingw32/CPD kit as available at
> .
>However, for maintenance reasons we switched to Debian's mingw32 cross
>compiler package and that is now the recommended way of building GnuPG
>for W32 platforms.  It might be possible to build it nativly on a W32
>platform but this is not supported.  Please don't file any bug reports
>if it does not build with any other system than the recommended one.
>According to the conditions of the GNU General Public License you
>either got the source files with this package, a written offer to send
>you the source on demand or the source is available at the same site
>you downloaded the binary package.  If you downloaded the package from
>the official GnuPG site or one of its mirrors, the corresponding
>source tarball is available in the sibling directory named gnupg.  The
>source used to build all versions is always the same and the version
>numbers should match.  If the version number of the binary package has
>a letter suffix, you will find a patch file installed in the "Src"
>directory with the changes relative to the generic version.
>The source is distributed as a BZIP2 or GZIP compressed tar archive.
>See the instructions in file README on how to check the integrity of
>that file.  Wir a properly setup build environment, you unpack the
>tarball change to the created directory and run
> $ ./ --build-w32
> $ make
> $ cp g10/gpg*.exe  /some_windows_drive/
>Building a version with the installer is a bit more complex and
>basically works by creating a top directory, unpacking in that top
>directory, switching to the gnupg-1.x.y directory, running
>"./ --build-w32" and "make", switching back to the top
>directory, running a "mkdir dist-w32; mkdir iconv", copying the
>required iconv files (iconv.dll, README.iconv, COPYING.LIB) into the
>iconv directory, running gnupg-1.x.y/scripts/mk-w32-dist and voila,
>the installer package will be available in the dist-w32 directory.

Fine, does Debian also mean Ubuntu?
I have an Ubuntu 10 virtual machine available and I have heard thta
Ubuntu is just a falvour of Debian....

Bo Berglund
Developer in Sweden

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