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PTB1.5rc1 with Enigmail doesn't set GPG path

My prefs.js file has the following setting for enigmail:

user_pref("extensions.enigmail.agentPath", "S:\\software\\Portable Thunderbird 1.5rc1 with gpg and enigmail\\PortableThunderbird\\gpg\\gpg.exe");

If I change my drive letter for the USB device, the NSI code doesn't update this field. I am unable to send encrypted email or do key management.

I've also tried all manner of "..\\gpg\\gpg.exe", etc, without success.

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No, it doesn't

You can't set the path in prefs.js or in TB. If you do, PTB w Enigmail won't work.

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What do you suggest I do

What do you suggest I do then in order to get the Engimail functionality working? It can't find gpg.exe.

As a test, I tried doing a fresh unzip of your PTB1.5rc1. I started PTB and cancelled out of the account creation wizard. I then went to OpenPGP--> Key Management. The function failed and reported that it was unable to find the gpg executable.

Also, when unziping the download with 7zip, two directories are created:
PortableThundebird
PortableThunderbird

I don't think that's related to my problem though, but I thought you'd want to know.

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Directories are a known bug

But it works just fine out of the box unzipping and using PTB w Enigmail. Lots of people are using it. I don't know what could be causing your issue, though.

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This problem is fixed after

This problem is fixed after upgrading to the newest 1.5.0.2 version. Maybe something about the new data/app directories?

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Added feature

Since you had a problem, I actually added a function to the launcher to write the GPG path to the prefs.js on each launch to be absolutely sure GPG/Enigmail will work for everybody.

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Your the MAN John!

Your the MAN John!

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pgp path

Hi John, I'm a new user running
thunderbird 1.5.0.8 and I'm loving it.

when playing games with multiple installs
in the same PC, I sometimes (and sometimes not)
see what looks to be a missing backslash for
the automatically-generated path to gpg.exe,
which the GUI interprets as something else.

from 'GnuPG executable path' entry:
C:,\tb3\App\gpg\gpg.exe

from ...\Data\profile\prefs.js:
user_pref("extensions.enigmail.agentPath", "C:\r\\tb3\\App\\gpg\\gpg.exe");

so the obvious guess is there's one rather
than two backslashes after the colon.

I'll check in if I notice any pattern as
to when this occurs.

thank you kindly, mike

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