upgrading v1 to v2

Hugo Osvaldo Barrera hugo at barrera.io
Thu Mar 26 18:40:30 CET 2015

On 2015-03-26 13:45, Dave Kimble wrote:
> Ubuntu 14.04 with gnupg 1.4.16 installed from Ubuntu repository.
> Enigmail says it is about time I upgraded to gnupg v2.
> Ubuntu Software Centre says I have the latest version.
> I have git cloned gnupg ?v2.0.26? and attempted to configure.
> It says I need libgpg-error, libgcrypt, libassuan, libksba, npth
> I have installed libgpg-error-1.9 , apparently OK.
> I can see /usr/lib/bin/libgpg-error and /libgpg-error-config
> When I try to configure libgcrypt-1.6.3 it says:
> checking for gpg-error-config... /usr/local/bin/gpg-error-config
> checking for GPG Error - version >= 1.11... no
> configure: error: libgpg-error is needed.

IIRC, Ubuntu splits most packages in two, with the binaries in one, and the
headers (needed for building) in another.

I can't recall what the name was exactly, but I do recall it was pretty
non-obvious and confusing.

Anyway, as noted, unless you want 2.1, just get 2.0 from the Ubuntu repos via

> Obviously I am doing something wrong, so its my fault, but this is
> ABSOLUTELY HOPELESS if you want people to adopt gnupg.  I work with
> clients who don't know what an email client is, let alone what theirs is
> called, on a wide variety of OSs.  They cannot possibly do this all
> this.  Is it too much to ask that you produce an Ubuntu-friendly
> repository that takes care of all the dependencies and compiling?
> Rant over, please help.
> Dave
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Hugo Osvaldo Barrera
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