Correct install (web)

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18 Feb, 2012 06:00 PM

I have been trying to set up enigmail with thunderbird to start securing my emails. However the tutorials on install, setup and usage I have been following seem to have overlooked something. To install the GPGtools it was said to install them from the .dmg file like any other application. However the .dmg file unzipped into a .mpkg. I still dragged it into 'Applications' like I would any other install. Thought that was all I needed to do?

When I have started enigmail to create a key pair it has told me "unable to locate GnuPG executable in PATH". When I have looked in the OpenPGP preferences, Under Files and Directories, "could not find GnuPG"

I wanted to use the 'Override with' feature... However when I browse, I am asked to select a single file, and unfortunately [this is where I am actually stuck] I do not know which file to select, or if I should be selecting any file, as there a SO many inside the GPGtools.mpkg folder.

I have been trying to read through some more intense troubleshooting, where people start talking about coding and stuff, and I get lost. However I have noticed a couple of them say that there are other things I need to have installed to accompany the GPGTools? Not sure what to do! HELP?!


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 19 Feb, 2012 12:39 PM

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    Hey minor,

    first off: this whole topic of encryption is rather complex. We try to make it as easy for the user as possible. To get a better basic understanding of how things please take the time to read our Quickstart Tutorial here:

    From what you write it sounds like GPG is not installed on your system. Please make sure to re-run the latest installer from here:

    IMPORTANT: To install, don't drag the GPGTools .mpkg anywhere. You need to double click that and an installer will be mounted that guides you through the process.

    Hope this helps :)

    All the best,

  2. Luke Le closed this discussion on 15 Mar, 2012 12:04 AM.

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