Upgrade to Yosemite ok?

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21 Dec, 2014 03:12 PM

I am going to be upgrading from Mavericks to Yosemite soon. Is there any problems I will encounter in Yosemite with the GPGTools suite?

I am especially concerned with being able to decrypt my files that are encrypted using GPGTools (via the Services/OpenPGP:Encrypt File).


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 23 Dec, 2014 11:16 PM

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    Hi Steve,

    the GPG Suite beta 3 is working pretty ok so far. GPGServices works just as good as under 10.9.

    So that shouldn't be an obstacle in your 10.10 transition.

    There's a known issue when using SmartCards under OS X 10.10. So if you are a heavy smartcard user, you might want to hold off, until that is sorted out.

    All the best,

  2. 2 Posted by Steve on 23 Dec, 2014 11:19 PM

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    No, no Smart Cards here.

    Do I need to backup my private keys before I update? Or should the update not effect them at all??


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Steve on 24 Dec, 2014 09:33 AM

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    While the update should not affect any of your keys, a backup never hurts. Basically a weekly backup of your entire hardrive is suggested. If that is not feasable, at least backup all your keys.

    This KB-article explains how to do that: http://support.gpgtools.org/kb/gpg-keychain-faq/backup-or-transfer-...


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