[SOLVED] GPGV.... where is it?

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[SOLVED] GPGV.... where is it?

Postby N2PY.net » Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:28 am

I downloaded a piece of software from the Mint repository using the software manager, and wanted to verify its GPG signature. I went to download GPG from the repository to do this, and was pleasantly surprised when it indicated that there was a tool installed already on my system that is a stripped down version of GPG that was optimized for checking software signatures (good job Clem!). I'm running Mint 14/Cinnamon/64 bit on a dell i5 laptop.

Problem is, I can't find this application (it's named gpgv). I searched for 10-15 minutes and finally decided to just un-install/re-install it. However, now when I try to use the software manager to re-install, I'm not able to. I can see the package listed in the repo, but when I try to select it, I get the spinning wheel icon and nothing else (5+ minutes).

Any ideas on getting this back on my system?

Thanks.

Brent
Last edited by N2PY.net on Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: GPGV.... where is it?

Postby kyphi » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:11 pm

gpgv is a command line program. If you still have it installed, try

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locate gpgv
to learn how to use it try

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man gpgv
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Re: GPGV.... where is it?

Postby N2PY.net » Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:55 pm

thanks kyphi - I was able to locate it

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brent@brent-laptop ~ $ locate gpgv
/usr/bin/gpgv2
/usr/share/man/man1/gpgv2.1.gz


I'm marking the tread solved - and thanks again.

Brent


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