GPG Keychain non-standard location for .gnupg (GNUPGHOME) directory

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10 Aug, 2016 07:43 AM

I'm sure this is a bit of a dumb question, but I'm stuck. I want to keep the .gnupg key and config files on an encrypted volume. I set $GNUPGHOME in my bash setup script, and that allows the gpg command to work. The problem is that GPG Keychain doesn't now about this env. var. setting, and I can't figure out where it's supposed to go.


  1. 1 Posted by voldrani on 10 Aug, 2016 08:20 AM

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    This is a brand new install of GPG_Suite-2016.07_v2.dmg on Macbook OS X 10.11.4 (el-capitan)

  2. 2 Posted by Mento on 07 Nov, 2016 03:08 PM

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    Hi voldrani,

    you can set GNUPGHOME using "launchctl setenv".
    You have to run this command after every reboot. An example can be found here:

    Regards, Mento

  3. 3 Posted by voldrani on 07 Nov, 2016 11:59 PM

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    Good to learn about this -- thanks for the tip.

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