OSX: How to install gpg without Admin password

Patrick Brunschwig patrick at enigmail.net
Thu Aug 27 08:31:19 CEST 2015

On 26.08.15 17:16, Dan Bryant wrote:
> I have a monitored OS X laptop that I would like to put GNU Privacy
> Guard (gpg) on. Of course I can't because I don't have Admin rights,
> but I was hoping there is a way to install it in user space through a
> virtual environment or chroot, or some other wizardry, or by exacting
> the package files.
> Obviously I only need console access to the app.

Just download a DMG file, open (=mount) it, and copy the PKG file to
some temporary location. Then use pkgutil in a terminal to unpack the
PKG file to some temp directory. Then copy whatever you need to your
home directory.

man pkgutil will tell you how to use it.


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