bob.henson at galen.org.uk
Mon Jun 30 20:42:17 CEST 2008
Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> On Sunday 29 June 2008 13:17, Bob Henson wrote:
>> I would like to install GpGol to use GnuPG with Outlook 2003. Firstly,
>> can I install *just* GpGol alone from the latest version of GpgG4Win
>> beta and use it along with my current GnuPG/Enigmail/Thunderbird set-up,
>> or does it need GnuPG2 to operate? I note both are included in the
> The Gpg4win versions are tested together so it is a good idea
> to install them together. The 1.9.x versions need Gnupg2.
Fine - I'll run both.
>> I recall reading that I can run both GnuPG versions together; if I have
>> to use both is it best to install them to separate directories so as not
>> to disturb my existing set-up?
> I think you can do that, but watch the PATH and registry settings.
OK. I assume by the "think" that on your GNU/Linux set-up you did not
separate them, and they worked fine in the same directory?
>> Will they both be able to access the same
>> keyrings, or is it best to duplicate the keyrings too? I currently keep
>> my keyrings in a Truecrypt disk, and point to them with a registry entry
>> - will it cause unnecessary complications or incompatibilities to have
>> two sets of keyrings?
> From GNU/Linux I know that gnupg1 and gnupg2 usually work nicely on
> set of keyrings. Duplicating thus seems like an extra hassle to me.
> I cannot guarantee it, so keeping backups is always a good idea.
The backups go without saying - I always keep more than one secure
keyring backups! As soon as I get a bit of spare time I'll give it a try
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