wk at gnupg
Jan 3, 2005, 2:17 AM
Post #2 of 2
On Fri, 31 Dec 2004 11:04:41 -0700, John R Shannon said:
> libassuan, pinentry, dirmngr and gnupg-1.9.14 all reference sharedstatedir and
> localstatedir. What are the minimum permissions required for these
> directories? Must they be world writeable? Can they be moved relative to
AFAICS only dirmngr makes use of them:
AM_CPPFLAGS += -DDIRMNGR_SYSCONFDIR="\"$(sysconfdir)/@PACKAGE@\""
AM_CPPFLAGS += -DDIRMNGR_LIBEXECDIR="\"$(libexecdir)\""
AM_CPPFLAGS += -DDIRMNGR_DATADIR="\"$(localstatedir)/lib/@PACKAGE@\""
AM_CPPFLAGS += -DDIRMNGR_CACHEDIR="\"$(localstatedir)/cache/@PACKAGE@\""
The SYSCONFDIR is usually set to /etc/dirmngr and it may be world
readable except for the ldapservers.conf file which contains
passwords. As a configuration directory no write permissions are
The DATADIR (/var/lib/dirmngr) currently does not need to be writable
but future versions of the dirmngr might want to write to it.
The CACHEDIR (/var/cache/dirmngr) obviously needs to be writable by
the dirmngr process.
You may move them relativly to $HOME.