#95 ✓released
Luke Le

Add version file for homebrew compatability

Reported by Luke Le | June 4th, 2012 @ 03:57 PM | in 2.0.19 (closed)

At the moment homebrew displays a message, warning users which have GPGTools installed, that our MacGPG2 build might interfere with compilation of other projects.

As already discussed with them, this is no longer true. For homebrew to remove this message, newer MacGPG2 builds need to add a version file which is checked by homebrew.

Only in case this file is missing, homebrew will display the old error message.


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  • Luke Le

    Luke Le August 27th, 2012 @ 12:14 AM

    • State changed from “open” to “fixed”
  • Justin D

    Justin D February 18th, 2013 @ 12:32 PM

    • Importance cleared.


    From the above referenced discussion on the homebrew support pages, I learned that I would need MacGPG 2.0.19 for this to be solved. And I learned there that this newer MacGPG will not be included in the standard GPGTools package for the foreseeable future (which is unfortunate, but of course these things inevitably happen in volunteer organisations).
    Now the nigthlies offer me to download a much newer MacGPG (2.0.60). I am not so much interested in the newest, just the stablest. I am not a programmer, just a user of gpg and not capable enough to solve problems arising from beta software... Is it possible to download a version of MacGPG that will work, has been tested a lot, is quite stable and does not include very recent very new patches? Would you still recommend 2.0.19 in my situation?
    Although it is unfortunate that the stable releases do not get updated for the 'normal' encryption users out there, I still want to say that you guys are doing great work! Thanks for that.

  • Luke Le

    Luke Le February 18th, 2013 @ 12:46 PM

    • Importance set to “Low”

    Hi Justin,

    any chance you could tell us how where you're seeing this version 2.0.60?
    The nightly version is in fact 2.0.19, so if you're seeing this version we've made a mistake somewhere else.

    Thanks for reporting this!

  • Justin D

    Justin D February 18th, 2013 @ 02:09 PM

    Hi Luke,

    that is really a fast reply! Thanks :)

    I attached a screenshot. If you are saying the nightly version is 2.0.19, would I possibly have misinterpreted the 2-60 designation? Also, because it says the last time it was modified is 14th of february, I assume that this is a version that is still receiving corrections, well, what one would expect from a nightly.
    By contrast I am really hoping for something stable and not so bleeding edge & untested.

    I wish I could do something to help, to bring the homebrew-resistant version in the stable package on the homepage to download for all 'normal' people ;)

  • Luke Le

    Luke Le February 18th, 2013 @ 03:10 PM

    Hi Justin,

    aaah ok, now I understand.
    The 60 only refers to an incrementing number of our nightly builds so we can better communicate with our users when they find errors.
    This way we can easily identify the installed nightly build.
    The actual version contained is 2.0.19. We'll most likely add this info to our nightly page in
    order to avoid this kind of confusion.

    You can easily go ahead and install this version since it has been tested for quite some time now, about a month, and has been working without any flaws.
    We're currently restructuring our internal build system and infrastructure, that's the main reason why it hasn't been officially released yet.

  • steve

    steve June 18th, 2015 @ 04:43 PM

    • State changed from “fixed” to “released”

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