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Patch for ASDF-Install
Wednesday, November 30, 2005

I'm not sure who is maintaining asdf-install but the following patch improves the error message when GPG isn't installed or isn't found when verify-gpg-signature/string calls make-stream-from-gpg-command to do its stuff.

If anyone knows of a better place to post this, please let me know.

The patch just adds a condition and a check that the putative call to GPG returned something that looks like it came from GPG <smile>.

> (define-condition shell-error (error)
>   ()
>   (:report (lambda (c s)
>              (declare (ignore c))
>              (format s "Call to GPG failed. Perhaps GPG is not 
> installed or not in the path."))))
>     ;; test that command returned something 
>     (when (null tags)
>       (error 'shell-error))


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