GnuPG 1.4.19 - Encryption Questions

Clark Rivard CRivard at
Mon Mar 23 17:29:38 CET 2015

Thanks, Werner. 

I got it to work.  I had syntax errors in the gpg commands.  

Question though - the gpg.conf file is optional?   If I want one I must create it?  

-----Original Message-----
From: Werner Koch [mailto:wk at] 
Sent: Monday, March 23, 2015 10:49 AM
To: Clark Rivard
Cc: gnupg-users at
Subject: Re: GnuPG 1.4.19 - Encryption Questions

On Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:34, CRivard at said:

> I am now trying to encrypt a file using the "homedir" option to point 
> to the copied keyrings but am getting this error message:

You better run

  gpg --version 

to see which directory is the default homedir of GnuPG.  You your files to that directory.  If you need a gpg.conf put it into the same directory.

>         gpg: keyblock resource '\secring.pgp' : file open error

Transcript error?  It should be ".gpg" and not ".pgp"

Please consider to use the installer from instead.



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