Exmh Stopped Using PGP

Dave Tweten tweten at nas.nasa.gov
Thu Mar 25 13:13:48 PST 2004

Sorry for the delay in responding.  A week of vacation and a failed hard 
disk took their toll.  Thank God for backups!

welch at panasas.com said:
>If PGP doesn't show up, then exmh cannot find a good pgp program on your
>PATH.  That would imply that /usr/local/bin/pgp5 doesn't work any more.
>Is it as simple as that?

The answer appears to be no.

	gilmore 1 - /usr/local/bin/pgp5
	PGP is now invoked from different executables for different

	pgpe    Encrypt (including Encrypt/Sign)
	pgps    Sign
	pgpv    Verify/Decrypt
	pgpk    Key management
	pgpo    PGP 2.6.2 command-line simulator (not yet implemented)

	See each application's respective man page or the general PGP
	documentation for more information.

I also compared ~/.exmh/exmh-defaults against a copy backed up before PGP5 
stopped working with Exmh, and they compared well.  The problem is not 
corruption in my defaults file.

That leaves me most suspicious of the FreeBSD ports upgrades I was doing 
when Exmh stopped dealing with PGP5.  Obvious suspects include

>         + lang/tcl84 (tcl-8.4.5,1)
>         + x11-toolkits/tk84 (tk-8.4.5,1)

and maybe (but it's a streach)

>         + mail/metamail (metamail-2.7_1)
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