[Users] Claws Mail's Windows installer moving away from GPG4Win

Brian Morrison bdm at fenrir.org.uk
Mon Nov 12 13:28:40 CET 2012

On Sun, 11 Nov 2012 09:10:17 +0100
Colin Leroy wrote:

> On 11 November 2012 at 00h27, Brian Morrison wrote:
> Hi, 
> > Thanks Colin, really appreciate you keeping the Windows version
> > going, I use it daily when I'm at work.
> You're welcome!

I saw a fairly easily fixable problem with the new version of Claws on
Win XP, it started up and then claimed that it couldn't find either
libetpan-13.dll or load most of the plugins.

It turns out that this machine has had several versions of GnuPG and
Claws installed, the Claws shortcut was pointing to the new executable
but the clawsrc file was (for the plugins) pointing at the old
directory. This is because (I assume) the old arrangement was to have
the installation in Program Files\GNU\Gnupg\ and now it's in Program
Files\GNU\Claws-mail which meant that the clawsrc file had not been
updated for the plugins but it had for PGPCore. Maybe this happened
because the new Claws installer couldn't find the clawsrc file or for
some other reason.

Not sure if this is a one-off, I have been running Claws on the machine
for a long time, ever since the first Gpg4Win version came out so it
may just be down to loads of cruft in the registry/installation


Brian Morrison

More information about the Users mailing list