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Old 05-13-2006, 08:39 AM   #1
Yalla-One
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gpg-agent on Slackware(-current?) - does it work?


Has anyone got GPG-agent to work on Slackware? I was hoping to use the stable Slackware-bundled gnupg-1.4.2.2 and just add gpg-agent from the gnupg-1.9.20 package so that I won't have to type my PGP encryption key each and every time I send a signed email. However, gnupg-1.9.20 requires a *lot* of packages not bundled with normal Slackware, which has got me wondering if these packages are unstable and can/will break anything else?

Does anyone have any experiences with gpg-agent to share?

-Y1
 
Old 05-15-2006, 12:31 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about gpg-agent, but I know that gpgme needs gpg-error in order to compile.
gpg-agent may require other progs as well. The easiest way to find out what it depends on is to read the .spec file in the source package. You may be able to identify missing stuff by running the program from the command line and watching for error output.

I looked around abit and found this page which lists dependencies:
http://savannah.gnu.org/faq/?group_i..._gpg-agent.txt
 
Old 05-15-2006, 02:57 PM   #3
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I was a bit bored this afternoon, so I set about downloading and compiling all the stuff you need to get gpg-agent going:

libassuan-0.6.10
libgcrypt-1.1.94
libgpg-error-1.3
libksba-0.9.13
libpth-2.0.1
gnupg-1.9.20
pinentry-0.7.2

You can find binary packages here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...kages/Intelx86
and sources here:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...nload/Sources/

gnupg and pinentry are under the Applications subdirectories and the rest are under Libs.

This document may help:
http://distro.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/...agent.txt.html

Let me know if you have any luck getting it going.
 
  


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