Subject: Re: pkg/31547 (gnupg needs setuid-bit on Linux)
To: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
From: None <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 12/28/2006 12:27:25
I dont have enough technical knowledge to answer.
All I can say is that the gpg binary required setuid-bit when I tried
using it on 2.4.31 (slackware 10.2) and that it doesn't anymore on (slackware 10.2 as a NetBSD/xen domU).

Maybe it just had something to do with memory management on 2.4.x kernel


Le Jeu 28 décembre 2006 00:14, Joerg Sonnenberger a écrit :
>> If you can't or don't want to install GnuPG setuid(root), you can use
>> the option "--no-secmem-warning"
> You can also disable the warning in the config file. Explaining why it
> might be wanted or not is what I want to see in the man page.
> On the NetBSD for example, there's a normal rlimit on the number of
> locked pages, unless you go over that limit you don't need setuid at all.
> Joerg