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Re: [Denemo-devel] install on Win XP / denemo does not display any scree

From: Richard Shann
Subject: Re: [Denemo-devel] install on Win XP / denemo does not display any screen
Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2008 20:53:42 +0100

On Mon, 2008-10-06 at 16:15 +0200, BARÉ Willy sprl wrote:
> Hi Richard,
> Is this the correct way to place a post? Sorry if not. Please tell me 
> more...
You just need to email address@hidden
(there isn't enough traffic to warrant a special users list yet).
> I am here with a InstallDenemo.exe file that I have downloaded, 
> installed and uninstalled 3 times; each time I got the same results;
> my PC runs on winXP home2002  sp2;
> Lilypond 2.10.33 works fine.
> Now about denemo,
> "...but you would need gpg running on windows to do that..."
> I got gpg for windows installed;
> gpg command line syntax  is: (sorry if you know that already)
> /gpg [commands] [options] [files]/
> I wrote the following command line
> /gpg --verify InstallDenemo.exe/
> which seems to be a correct syntax according to gpg --help, and I got 
> the answer
> /gpg: no valid OpenGPG data found
> gpg: the signature could not be verified.
> Please remenber that the signature file (.sig or .asc) should be the 
> first file given on the command line./
> Then I of course typed in
> /gpg --verify InstallDenemo.exe.sig InstallDenemo.exe/
> and I got the answer
> /gpg: Signature made 07/26/08 18:58:38 using DSA key ID B1450CA7
> gpg: Can't check signature: public key not found/
> Same answer if typing
> /gpg --verify InstallDenemo.exe.sig
> /How can I compare the two files if the help does not tell about 
> comparison; and if the only --verify command separately applied on .exe 
> and .exe.sig files does not give any result that could lead to a comparison?
> What more can I do with gpg that is not given in the --help?

I think you may need to get the public key from a keyserver, but I am
not at all sure. Like you, I found it very difficult to get to grips
with this stuff (and then I forgot what I had learned). My public key is
on Savannnah (but I did have a disaster, and lose my private key, and so
had to generate a new one, and the new release 0.8.0 is signed with
> I am much familiar with md5 checksum (for my information, why is gpg used);
I would guess it would not take long (with the help of a computer) to
generate a spurious file with the same md5 checksum: it is only useful
for detecting accidental corruption.
> suggestion: could somebody define a md5 checksum of the denemo 
> InstallDenemo.exe that could be downloadable?
> I have another PC running on Linux. Do you think I have more chance to 
> run denemo on Linux (both lilypond and denemo users run on Linux)?
Absolutely. Denemo on windows is just something I have hacked together
to try and get a wider user base (and hence more testing etc). I
understand very little about how windows works, and it is a miracle to
me that Denemo actually works without code modification on windows.
The linux version I use every day and I feel fairly confident I could

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