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wigan 05-01-2014 08:35 AM

pgp and slackware 14
 
Can't get pgp (2.6.2 or 6.5.8)to work on Slack14 (32 or 64). Throws a segmentation fault flag. Both work on Slack8 (and earlier) and Debian. Need a clue.

Thanks,
Wigan

Alien Bob 05-01-2014 10:25 AM

There's gnupg2 (2.0.19) as well as gnupg (1.4.12) on Slackware 14, why do you need pgp?
How did you compile that pgp binary?

Eric

wigan 05-03-2014 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alien Bob (Post 5162635)
There's gnupg2 (2.0.19) as well as gnupg (1.4.12) on Slackware 14, why do you need pgp?
How did you compile that pgp binary?

Eric

Thanks for the reply Eric. My question was why it doesn't work. But I'll try to answer yours.

I'm using gnupg2 as a fall-back, and 'shred' to compensate for the -w option built into pgp (on which it's based) which I've been using since it came out in the mid-90's, and bought the book. When something doesn't work that should it raises my curiosity. Finding the answer leads to a better understanding, which speaks more directly to my post. Pgp, to it's credit, is pre-911. And I like it :-). I installed the binary.

Wigan

irgunII 05-03-2014 05:14 PM

It's good to know the why's and wherefor's, but when it's for something that will do no one any good because it's been cracked by the feds and now useless, might just be a waste of time. (I too used 6.5.8 for a long time because it was free and it was the last version that PZ stood behind 100% (IIRR) before selling it all to whatever company that was.)

Alien Bob 05-03-2014 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wigan (Post 5164011)
My question was why it doesn't work.<snip> Finding the answer leads to a better understanding, which speaks more directly to my post.

All you stated in your first post was "Can't get pgp (2.6.2 or 6.5.8)to work on Slack14 (32 or 64). Throws a segmentation fault flag. Both work on Slack8 (and earlier) and Debian. Need a clue." which was a statement that does not contain any useful information. Unfortunately I do not have my crystal ball with me tonight.

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Pgp, to it's credit, is pre-911.
I fail to see the relevance. GPG's first stable version was released in 1999.

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I installed the binary.
Use "strace" to find out what happens right before the segfault. Since it is a 3rd party binary, compiled on an unknown computer system configuration, there is not much point in making any assumptions about what could be wrong with it.

Eric


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