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Re: gnupload and gpp2

From: Phillip Lord
Subject: Re: gnupload and gpp2
Date: Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:36:35 +0000
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Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:16 AM, Phillip Lord <address@hidden> wrote:
>> Jim Meyering <address@hidden> writes:
>>> 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.

Yes, that's true. I shall symlink around the problem. In about 10 years
time I will find the symlink sitting there, and wonder why I added it in
the first place.


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