[Announce] Pinentry 0.9.5 released

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Thu Jul 2 18:40:13 CEST 2015

On Wed 2015-07-01 19:27:23 -0400, Rex Kneisley wrote:

> I have been experimenting with installing GnuPG from scratch and also by
> using the Debian packages.

is the purpose of these experiments to build skills with software
compilation or other system management? 

> Now I want to install pinentry-0.9.5.

one approach is to wait a couple days for one of us to get around to
packaging it for debian :)

> In the past I downloaded all of the tar-balls (GnuPG, Libgpg-error,
> Libgcrypt, etc) to a folder in my home directory which I named
> "Software" I then unpacked them, cd'ed in to each directory and then ran
> "./configure, make, make install)
> I'm older and wiser now. Should I unpack the Pinentry-0.9.5.tar.bz2 in
> to the /usr/local folder and then perform the ./configure,make,make
> install steps?

there should be no reason to do the build in /usr/local explictly.

> How would I put the libraries in /usr/local/lib and the headers in
> /usr/local/include? Do they go there automatically when I run the
> installation? (naive assumption)

by default, pinentry doesn't install any shared libraries or development
headers at all.


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