Installing new version of gpg

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Wed May 25 01:47:30 CEST 2011

On 5/24/2011 7:41 PM, DUELL, BOB (ATTCINW) wrote:
> Forgive me for what is probably a very simple question, but I am
> upgrading gpg on my UNIX server from 1.2.6 to 1.4.11.

No forgiveness necessary.  Simple, straightforward questions are always
nice.  :)

> All well and good, but what do I need to do to run the new version?
> In other words, do I just enter:
> $ /opt/app/gnupg-1.4.11/bin/gpg whatever
> Will that recognize the "parent" directory to access all the other
> files?

It's hard to say definitively without looking at your particular system.
That said, speaking generally this will work fine.

> Finally, assuming everything works well (as I'm sure it will), can I
> easily "install" this new version by deleting the previous files from
> /usr/local and creating symbolic links to the new location?


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