GPGME-1.13.1

Introduction to GPGME

The GPGME package is a C library that allows cryptography support to be added to a program. It is designed to make access to public key crypto engines like GnuPG or GpgSM easier for applications. GPGME provides a high-level crypto API for encryption, decryption, signing, signature verification and key management.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.4 platform.

Package Information

GPGME Dependencies

Required

Libassuan-2.5.3

Optional

Doxygen-1.8.15 and Graphviz-2.40.1 (for API documentation), GnuPG-2.2.17 (required if Qt or SWIG are installed; used during the testsuite), Clisp-2.49, Python-2.7.16, Qt-5.13.0, and/or SWIG-4.0.0 (for language bindings)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/gpgme

Installation of GPGME

Install GPGME by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-gpg-test &&
make

To test the results, you should have GnuPG-2.2.17 installed and remove the --disable-gpg-test above. Issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-gpg-test: if this parameter is not passed to configure, the test programs are built during make stage, which requires GnuPG-2.2.17. This parameter is not needed if GnuPG-2.2.17 is installed.

Contents

Installed Program: gpgme-config, gpgme-json, and gpgme-tool
Installed Libraries: libgpgme, libgpgmepp.so, and libqgpgme.so
Installed Directory: /usr/include/{gpgme++,qgpgme,QGpgME}, /usr/lib/cmake/{Gpgmepp,QGpgme}. /usr/lib/python{2.7,3.7}/site-packages/gpg, and /usr/share/common-lisp/source/gpgme

Short Descriptions

gpgme-config

is used to obtain GPGME compilation and linking information.

gpgme-json

outputs GPGME commands in JSON format.

gpgme-tool

prints fingerprint and keyid with keyservers.

libgpgme.so

contains the GPGME API functions.

libgpgmepp.so

contains the C++ GPGME API functions.

libqgpgme.so

contains API functions for handling GPG operations in Qt applications.

Last updated on 2019-06-21 17:33:52 -0500