I need to rebuld my pgp set up, so I went to one site, I think it is security in a box, which advises GnuPG
The program in the linux repository is old so I tried installing from the site.
After extracting I found the file that has a little terminal icon and copied its name to the terminal
Trying to install it I got messages in the terminal that various libraries were needed. Those in the Linux repository were all too old, so I downloaded these from the source and tried to install them in the same way.
But after doing this I got the same message when trying to install GnuPG.
Trying to do this was way above my paygrade.
Then I read some advice from a tech friend my vpn admin, that the easier way to install pgp is to use Thunderbird and Enigmail.
But I still have a lot of the files I installed trying to get GnuPG installed.
I am wondering if I should remove these files, if I can identify them all, before doing Enigmail, so there are not conflicts.
These are files like "libtool" "npth-config" etc
I wish Linux had a restore function so I could just go back two days and delete all of this.
Any advice on this appreciated.