Installing new version of gpg

DUELL, BOB (ATTCINW) bd9439 at
Wed May 25 18:55:33 CEST 2011

A few more questions:

I imagine I need to create these symbolic links:

ln -s /opt/app/gnupg-1.4.11/bin/gpg       /usr/local/bin/gpg
ln -s /opt/app/gnupg-1.4.11/bin/gpg-zip   /usr/local/bin/gpg-zip
ln -s /opt/app/gnupg-1.4.11/bin/gpgsplit  /usr/local/bin/gpgsplit
ln -s /opt/app/gnupg-1.4.11/bin/gpgv      /usr/local/bin/gpgv

But should I also create these?

ln -s /opt/app/gnupg-1.4.11/libexec/gnupg /usr/local/libexec/gnupg
ln -s /opt/app/gnupg-1.4.11/share/gnupg   /usr/local/share/gnupg

And what about these existing files (copies of which are in /usr/local today):


And finally, what about these (which do not exist in /usr/local/share today):


I appreciate the help!


BTW - Although I have rarely posted to this list, it is one of the most interesting discussion groups I follow.  I've been reading it for about five years (since I first installed gpg) and although most of the conversation is way over my head, I learn something new almost every day.

-----Original Message-----
From: gnupg-users-bounces at [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Robert J. Hansen
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 4:48 PM
To: gnupg-users at
Subject: Re: Installing new version of gpg

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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