installing gnupg-2.0.26

Philip Jackson philip.jackson at
Tue Aug 26 23:33:14 CEST 2014

On 26/08/14 15:55, Werner Koch wrote:
> If you want to build it yourself:
>   #
>   # zlib
>   #
>   server
>   # checked: 2014-06-20 ah
>   file zlib-1.2.8.tar.gz
>   chk  a4d316c404ff54ca545ea71a27af7dbc29817088
Thanks Werner.  zlib now installed and gnupg 2.0.26 installed and seems to work
but produces an error when asked to encrvypt or verfiy a file :

gpg: invalid item `BZIP2' in preference string
gpg: invalid default preferences

When I compare the output of 'gpg --version' with the output of 'gpg2 --version'
, the last line about compression shows that gpg2 does not have BZIP2.

I suppose gnupg-1.4.16 and the new 2.0.26 share the same gpg.conf so I could
remove BZIP2 from the gpg.conf file or perhaps better is to recompile 2.0.26
with BZIP2.

What do you recommend ?

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