Uwe Ohse
The upgpverify package

How to install upgpverify

This document describes how to download, compile, test and install upgpverify.

System requirements:

The upgpverify package is meant to run under UNIX and -lookalikes.

Create a /package directory:

  $ mkdir /package
  $ chmod 1755 /package
  $ cd /package

You may use another directory. No program in the upgpverify package cares where it is installed. /package is recommended.

The latest published upgpverify package is:


You can alternatively download it through FTP:


Unpack the package:

  $ gunzip upgpverify-0.3.8.tar.gz
  $ tar -xpf upgpverify-0.3.8.tar
  $ rm upgpverify-0.3.8.tar
  $ cd mail/upgpverify-0.3.8

Compile and install the programs:

  $ package/install

Where commands and documentation are installed:

By default the binaries are installed in /package/upgpverify-0.3.8/commmand. (replace /package/ by the directory where you you unpacked the upgpverify distribution in). Symbolic links to the commands are created in /command/ and, for compatibility reasons, in /usr/local/bin.
Manual pages are installed in /package/upgpverify-0.3.8/doc. Symbolic links to the manual pages are created under /usr/local/man.

If you don't like this then:

  $ package/compile && package/check
  $ cp command/* /whereever/you/want/bin
  $ cp doc/* /whereever/you/want/doc

Self check:

compile/install (or compile/check) tries to run some automated tests if gpg, pgp2 and / or pgp5 are available. If these tests fail the software will not be install. If some or all of the needed programs are not found in $PATH then upgpverify will be installed.

The pgp binary is expected to run pgp version 2, and the pgp5 command is expected to run pgp version 5.

How to report success: (not mandatory)

  $ mail uwe-generic-counter@ohse.de <compile/systype

Please do not send this email if the self-check failed. Send an problem report to the mailing list instead.

Cleaning up:

If you are short on disk space you may remove the compile and src directories:

  $ rm -rf compile src

Mailing list:

To subscribe to the upgpverify mailing list send a mail to upgpverify-subscribe@lists.ohse.de. The content is ignored.

You do not need to subscribe to the mailing list, it is an open one. But, if you are not subscribe, make sure you mention this in the mail.

Please include the upgpverify version number, the operating system and it's version and any possible relevant output of the failing program. Please include compile/systype in your posting.

If your system is a GNU/Linux one then please include name and version of your distribution and your C library version number (as printed by ldd --version).


The homepage may be more up-to-date, see
the upgpverify home page.