Update-loop for GPG Keychain from 1.2b2 to 1.2b3

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05 Jan, 2015 11:06 AM

Which of our tools is giving you problems?

Install updates of GPG Keychain and GPGMail betas (and possibly other
components of the GPG Suite.

Copy and past the version info of your installed software:

OS X 10.10.1
MacGPG2 pre-release v. 2.0.26b2 (694b)
GPGPreferences v. 1.5b1 (704b)
GPGServices v. 1.10b1 (703b)
GPGKeychain v. 1.2b2 (954b)
GPGMail v. 2.5b4 (802b)

Describe your problem. Add as much detail as possible.

Something is going wrong with the GPGKeychain beta update - version 1.2b3
is avaiable but everytime I OK the update (I have auto-update turned on) and
restart keychain it is still the 1.2b2 version. Where are these updates being
installed? I have done this several times now - GPG Preferences also shows
that the update is not being applied. The same thing happens for GPGMail.

The downloads are roughly 5 and 12 MB for these, I would like to know where
these downloads are going in my user folder?

Note: I want to have the latest version of the GPG Suite so I have turned on
auto-download and install setting for all beta (pre-release) versions of all
components of the GPG Suite - Preferences, GPG2, Services, Keychain and
Mail. Is that OK, or should be I using stable versions for some of these.

Describe steps leading to the problem.

Choose OS X System Preferences > GPG Preferences > GPGKeychain > Check Now (for Pre-Release version update)
Choose OS X System Preferences > GPG Preferences > GPGMail > Check Now (for Pre-Release version update)

If your problem concerns GPGMail, are you using any other plugins?

Described above.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 05 Jan, 2015 11:09 AM

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    Hi Pertinax,

    can you please install GPG Suite Beta 4 from our homepage and let me know if you then still get pre-release updates shown via GPGPreferences.

    There have been some issues been reported when going via automatic updates for this release.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by Pertinax77 on 05 Jan, 2015 11:15 AM

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    thanks, but should I unstall the entire current suite and download the beta 4? I don't want multiple versions on my Mac.

    At the moment MacGPG2 (the entire suite I guess) is stored in in /usr/local/, but where would these beta updates be located? I don't want duplicates on my system of any components, and it would be helpful to indicate where they might be in the file system.

    Thanks in advance.


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 05 Jan, 2015 11:22 AM

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    Sandeep, if you didn't change the location, it will just update. /usr/local/ is the default so you should be good. You can run the uninstaller but it shouldn't be necessary.

  4. 4 Posted by Pertinax77 on 05 Jan, 2015 11:35 AM

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    thanks, where would the uninstall script be? I can't find it in /usr/local/MacGPG2/.

    I want to install the beta 4 fresh.

    Thanks, Sandeep

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Steve on 05 Jan, 2015 11:38 AM

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    The uninstaller comes with Beta 4. If you mount the .dmg file you'll see it. For the uninstall script right click "uninstall" and "show package contents". Then navigate to MacOS folder.

  6. 6 Posted by Pertinax77 on 05 Jan, 2015 12:05 PM

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    Thanks, I think it would be better if you didn't have spaces in file names - it causes files to be downloaded with %20 in them (I use curl).

  7. 7 Posted by Pertinax77 on 05 Jan, 2015 12:13 PM

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    would it be possible for you to display the fingerprint next to your key? I am getting the fingerprint

    85E3 8F69 046B 44C1 EC9F B07B 76D7 8F05 00D0 26C4

  8. 8 Posted by Pertinax77 on 12 Jan, 2015 03:35 PM

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    sorry for the delay, i have installed beta 4 (after verifying the sha signature and key signature for the dmg). No problems.

    Thanks Sandeep

  9. Support Staff 9 Posted by Steve on 12 Jan, 2015 09:46 PM

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    Hi Sandeep,

    the fingerprint is on our homepage.

    Glad the initial problem is no longe rhappening for you.

    Not sure yet, how we'll proceed with the file naming.

    I'm closing this discussion as your problem has been resolved and the fingerprint suggestion has been put to action.

    As always: If you need further assistance or have questions you can re-open this discussion here or open a new one any time.

    Best, steve

    All the best,

  10. Steve closed this discussion on 12 Jan, 2015 09:46 PM.

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