Installing new version of gpg
DUELL, BOB (ATTCINW)
bd9439 at att.com
Thu May 26 21:03:02 CEST 2011
Perfect, that's useful. I see now I should copy the man pages to /usr/local/man so they'll be visible to everyone. Also, to be save, I'll rename the existing binaries just in case (I'm a bit paranoid).
To recap, I'll run these commands to "install" my new version:
mv /usr/local/bin/gpg /usr/local/bin/gpg_old
mv /usr/local/bin/gpgsplit /usr/local/bin/gpgsplit_old
mv /usr/local/bin/gpgv /usr/local/bin/gpgv_old
ln -s /opt/app/apps/gnupg-1.4.11/bin/gpg /usr/local/bin/gpg
ln -s /opt/app/apps/gnupg-1.4.11/bin/gpg-zip /usr/local/bin/gpg-zip
ln -s /opt/app/apps/gnupg-1.4.11/bin/gpgsplit /usr/local/bin/gpgsplit
ln -s /opt/app/apps/gnupg-1.4.11/bin/gpgv /usr/local/bin/gpgv
cp /opt/app/apps/gnupg-1.4.11/share/man/man1/* /usr/local/man/man1
cp /opt/app/apps/gnupg-1.4.11/share/man/man7/* /usr/local/man/man7
Thanks so much! The whole thing was much easier than I anticipated,
From: Robert J. Hansen [mailto:rjh at sixdemonbag.org]
Sent: Thursday, May 26, 2011 6:17 AM
To: DUELL, BOB (ATTCINW)
Cc: gnupg-users at gnupg.org
Subject: Re: Installing new version of gpg
On 5/25/2011 12:55 PM, DUELL, BOB (ATTCINW) wrote:
> A few more questions:
It's hard to give concrete answers without seeing your particular
installation, so please consider these to be semi-educated guesses
rather than things I know to be correct. :)
> But should I also create these?
No. You never launch these directly: GnuPG launches them -- and GnuPG
knows where they're located.
> And what about these existing files (copies of which are in
> /usr/local today):
Well, the GnuPG you have in /usr/local no longer needs them -- but it's
possible other software you have in /usr/local relies on it, so I'd
suggest keeping them until/unless you know for a fact nothing else needs it.
> And finally, what about these (which do not exist in /usr/local/share
Don't need to worry about them. I'd keep them, myself, but if you
delete them it won't impair GnuPG's functioning.
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