Alternative .gnupg storage
This is more like a request.
I have my GnuPG config files in accordance with $XDG_CONFIG_HOME, which means they reside in ~/.config/gnupg instead of ~/.gnupg.
I was wondering if there is a way to make GPGTools look at ~/.config/gnupg to retrieve the keys, for instance by setting it in the preferences.
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Support Staff 1 Posted by Luke Le on 11 Aug, 2020 09:20 PM
while technically you could set GNUPG_HOME in your .bash_profile that would only work for Terminal commands, but most likely not be respected by our apps.
The best option is to create a symlink (make sure that neither Mail nor GPG Keychain are running):
After that everything should work as expected.
Hope that helps.
2 Posted by bram on 12 Aug, 2020 02:59 AM
Thanks Luke! That did the trick. I had created a simlink, but I hadn't killed the processes that use gpg.
Support Staff 3 Posted by Luke Le on 12 Aug, 2020 07:39 AM
Great to hear! Yeah that is crucial since GnuPG tries always creates a .gnupg if it doesn't exist, so if you don't kill all related processes it might create a .gnupg folder by mistake or not pick up on the symlinked one.
Closing this ticket. Feel free to open a new one at any time should you have questions or run into problems.
Luke Le closed this discussion on 12 Aug, 2020 07:39 AM.