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Alex (via GPGTools)

Check for gpg2 installations w/o pinentry

Reported by Alex (via GPGTools) | January 25th, 2011 @ 08:10 AM | in 2.0.19 (closed)

E.g. when the user already has gpg2 installed using brew/fink/ports. Maybe force to overwrite /usr/local/gpg2.

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  • Benjamin Donnachie

    Benjamin Donnachie January 25th, 2011 @ 08:32 AM

    User must complete full uninstall first.

    MacPorts gpg2 is not fit for purpose imo.

    Sent from my iPhone

  • Alex (via GPGTools)

    Alex (via GPGTools) January 25th, 2011 @ 08:35 AM

    User must complete full uninstall first.

    I think the user

    • shouldn't must do anything to have a fully functional installation or
    • he should be prompted to do s.th. explicitly (e.g. uninstalling gpg2 using ports) before the installation process starts
  • Benjamin Donnachie

    Benjamin Donnachie January 25th, 2011 @ 08:58 AM

    Others have made MacPorts and MacGPG2 co-exist. I need more
    information before deciding to force many users who have not had
    issues down a particular route to accommodate a very small number of
    systems.

    My preferred approach would be to add a warning to the installer.

    Sent from my iPhone

  • Alex (via GPGTools)

    Alex (via GPGTools) January 25th, 2011 @ 09:18 AM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    Others have made MacPorts and MacGPG2 co-exist

    I guess the issue here is that the link to /usr/local/gpg2 is not replaced by the MacGPG2 installer. But let's wait for the feedback.

  • Benjamin Donnachie

    Benjamin Donnachie January 25th, 2011 @ 09:23 AM

    From experience, it's a case of damned if you do and damned if you don't.

    I guarantee that if MacGPG2 did do this there would be more
    complaints! It's easier to help 'power users' resolve issues caused by
    them with their system than force them down a particular route.

    Sent from my iPhone

  • steve

    steve January 25th, 2011 @ 12:31 PM

    "damned if you do and damned if you don't"

    in Philosophy that's called a classical dilemma, I think ;)

  • Benjamin Donnachie

    Benjamin Donnachie January 29th, 2011 @ 03:08 AM

    • State changed from “open” to “invalid”
  • Alex (via GPGTools)
  • steve

    steve March 30th, 2013 @ 01:41 PM

    • Assigned user cleared.
    • Milestone set to 2.0.19
    • Importance changed from “High” to “Low”

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