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Installing GNU PG on Solaris 2.8

This compilation log was Written by Jan Labanowski, Oct 13, 2002

GNU PG ios a GNU Privacy Guard -- a set of security tools.
It is a replacement for PGP 
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My solaris was: SunOS heechee 5.8 Generic_108528-15 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-250

I became a root and was running ksh.

Added compatibility tools/libraries to the paths

export PATH

Created a directory for sources and compilation

mkdir -p /usr/local/gnupg-1.2.0/src
cd /usr/local/gnupg-1.2.0/src

Retrieved and unpacked the tarball of distribution.
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gtar zxvf gnupg-1.2.0.tar.gz

Configured, compiled and tested:

cd gnupg-1.2.0
./configure LIBS=-lsocket
make check

It failed on one test:
Hash algorithm TIGER/192 is not installed
1 of 25 tests failed
Can live with it...

Then installed it as:

make install

It installs the gpg in /usr/local/bin by default.
Modified: Mon Oct 14 01:46:06 2002 GMT
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