GnuPG2 with Mutt

Guy Dalziel krendoshazin at
Thu Jul 2 06:06:20 PDT 2009

The mutt page mentions the use of GnuPG 2, however it fails to mention
the need for gpg2 to be symlinked to gpg in order for the imported
commands to work. The attached patch corrects this.
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Index: BOOK/basicnet/mailnews/mutt.xml
--- BOOK/basicnet/mailnews/mutt.xml	(revision 7829)
+++ BOOK/basicnet/mailnews/mutt.xml	(working copy)
@@ -235,6 +235,12 @@
 <screen><userinput>cat /usr/share/doc/mutt-&mutt-version;/samples/gpg.rc >> ~/.muttrc</userinput></screen>
+      <para>If you have <xref linkend="gnupg2"/> and wish to use it with mutt you
+      will need to create a symlink to <command>gpg2</command>. The commands in 
+      gpg.rc rely upon <command>gpg</command> in order to excute.</para>
+      <screen><userinput>ln -s gpg2 /usr/bin/gpg</userinput></screen>
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