Old gnupg version by gpg4win is not overwritten
Hauke_Westemeier at web.de
Sat Jun 18 13:42:51 CEST 2016
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I just downloaded and installed GnuPG 2.1.13 using the
Windows installer provided at
. Before I had gnupg 2.0.30 installed by the gpg4win-vanilla-2.3.1
The GnuPG 2.1.13 installer told me that there was already a GnuPG
version installed (interestingly it stated the version number as
2.3.1) and I choose that this version should be replaced.
But after the installation the old gnupg version was still there.
I'm not sure but maybe it is because GnuPG 2.1.13 uses C:\Program
Files\GnuPG\bin for the executable but the ones of the gpg4win
installer were placed in C:\Program Files\GnuPG\ (I would consider a
bin subfolder in windows not common).
After uninstalling the gpg4win and reinstalling
gnupg-w32-2.1.13_20160616.exe it works.
As not everybody might check gpg --version it might be worth making
the installer more robust by really checking where the old exe files
are located or (if one does not want to overwrite/remove gnupg
installed by an other installer) print a warning.
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