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Re: gnupload and gpp2

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: gnupload and gpp2
Date: Tue, 7 Nov 2017 07:13:13 -0800

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:16 AM, Phillip Lord <address@hidden> wrote:
> Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:
>> On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 2:04 AM, Phillip Lord <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> Currently, gnupload defaults to GPG="gpg" which in turn defaults to gpg
>>> 1. This is a little painful as the handling of gpg-agent has changed
>>> substantially between gpg1 and gpg2. I notice that a lot of online
>>> documentation assumes gpg2 nowadays ("gpg-agent is started on need...").
>>> Would it be possible to add support for gpg2 to gnupload? Just editing
>>> the GPG="gpg" to GPG="gpgp2" works for me....
>> Hi Phillip,
>> You should be able to get the desired effect without changing the
>> tool: instead, create a symlink in a directory that is earlier than
>> that of gpg (e.g., in your ~/bin directory) that is named "gpg" and
>> that points to the program you want to use in its place.  Then it
>> should just work.
>> The trouble with hard-coding a version number in the name of the tool
>> is that many are already using a "gpg" that is version 2, and may not
>> have the "2"-suffixed name around at all.
> All true, of course. Could do, if gpg2-present use that, else gpg. That
> would work for all?

Why bother, when everyone if moving away from using the gpg2 name and
there is an easy work-around? We'd just have to remove (or live with
an obsolete workaround) this code once specifying the gpg2 program
name is no longer useful.

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