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peter at digitalbrains.com
Thu Feb 22 21:29:55 CET 2018
On 22/02/18 21:17, Peter Lebbing wrote:
> The only way in which this might work is if I misinterpreted "not
> co-installable", and 2.0 in /usr and 2.1+ in /usr/local is not actually
> an instance of "co-installation". But I don't think that's the case. It
> might also work by pure chance and break horribly on the next update.
I think I might be a bit dense, as this cropped up in the other thread
as well yet I again forgot to account for it.
Other programs on your system might pick up your /usr/local/bin/gpg and
start using it as if it were /usr/bin/gpg at version 1.4. This will
expose wrong assumptions in those programs, causing them to malfunction.
The thing about the partially statically linked version mentioned in
is that it is in /opt, where your system will not use it unless very
explicitly configured to do so. In fact, I wouldn't even add it to your
own $PATH, because some other program you invoke might use it as well.
I notice that often when someone asks "I do this and it goes wrong, what
am I doing wrong", I will think "oh, this and that is what is going
wrong, do it like this" instead of "Wait, should you even be doing
I don't think there is a fool-proof way to install GnuPG 2.1+ on a Linux
distribution that ships 1.4 and/or 2.0. It will always require being
cautious and knowing exactly what is using what. Luckily, if we as
end-users have a bit more patience, I think in the end all our
distributions will have done the hard work of fixing all of this for
you. I count myself lucky to be running Debian stable. For once, that
means I'm running a newer version than others! :-D
I use the GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) in combination with Enigmail.
You can send me encrypted mail if you want some privacy.
My key is available at <http://digitalbrains.com/2012/openpgp-key-peter>
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