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Author: Robert J. Hansen <rjh at sixdemonbag.org>
Date: Thu Aug 27 14:08:00 2015 -0400
Updated installation instructions.
diff --git a/web/faq/gnupg-faq.org b/web/faq/gnupg-faq.org
index 4b1792c..1640f22 100644
@@ -70,32 +70,20 @@ for any errors.
-Welcome to the official GnuPG FAQ. This FAQ has been written from
-scratch and makes the old FAQ obsolete. Nevertheless this text is
-still incomplete but we believe it to be more accurate than the long
-outdated former FAQ.
+Welcome to the official GnuPG FAQ. Like all FAQs, this is a work in
+progress. If you have questions that you think should be on it but
+aren't, please feel free to email the FAQ maintainer (Rob Hansen,
+[[mailto:rjh at sixdemonbag.org?subject=The%20GnuPG%20FAQ][rjh at sixdemonbag.org]])
+or bring your suggestion up on GnuPG-Users.
-** What conventions are used in this FAQ?
- :CUSTOM_ID: conventions
-As is par for the course with everything involving computers, there
-are an awful lot of acronyms in this FAQ. For most of them, holding
-the mouse pointer over the acronym will reveal a tooltip containing
-the full expansion of the acronym. Hovering over the letters FAQ, for
-instance, will reveal the words “Frequently Asked Questions.” These
-acronyms are presented in a small-caps font in order to make them
-easier to recognize when reading.
** Who maintains this FAQ?
-[[mailto:rjh at sixdemonbag.org?subject%3DThe%20GnuPG%20FAQ][Robert J. Hansen]]. Please feel free to contact me should there be an
+[[mailto:rjh at sixdemonbag.org?subject%3DThe%20GnuPG%20FAQ][Rob Hansen]]. Please feel free to contact me should there be an
error in this FAQ, whether typographical, grammatical, or factual.
When writing, the editorial “we” refers to the general consensus of
@@ -108,8 +96,6 @@ italicized, and initialed by their author. The different editors are:
- wk: Werner Koch <[[mailto:wk at gnupg.org?subject%3DThe%20GnuPG%20FAQ][wk at gnupg.org]]>
- rjh: Robert J. Hansen <[[mailto:rjh at sixdemonbag.org?subject=The%20GnuPG%20FAQ][rjh at sixdemonbag.org]]>
-/[Do we have any other editors we need to add? — rjh]/
** Is this the official GnuPG FAQ?
@@ -124,7 +110,7 @@ Yes.
* General questions
@@ -132,12 +118,6 @@ October 2012.
-Since no company controls GnuPG, there’s really no single vendor for
-GnuPG. Instead, there’s a robust community surrounding GnuPG which
-has produced versions of it for several different operating systems.
-But first, let’s cover the basics.
** What’s GnuPG?
@@ -228,6 +208,9 @@ A convenient Windows installer is available from [[http://www.gpg4win.org][GPG4W
The [[http://www.gpgtools.org][GPGtools project]] has everything needed to get started.
+However, GPGTools only offers GnuPG 2.0; if you want the latest-and-greatest 2.1, look
+at Patrick Brunschwig’s [[http://sourceforge.net/projects/gpgosx/][GnuPG for OS X] project
*** … for Linux?
@@ -240,14 +223,12 @@ Linux systems. The good news is that it’s usually installed by
default, so nothing needs to be downloaded!
-**** … for Debian GNU/Linux?
+**** … for Debian GNU/Linux or Ubuntu?
-GnuPG is installed by default with Debian GNU/Linux. If for some
-reason it is not, use the APT package manager to install the package
+At a terminal window type =sudo apt-get install gnupg2=.
**** … for OpenSUSE?
@@ -255,36 +236,19 @@ reason it is not, use the APT package manager to install the package
-A recent version of GnuPG is part of the default OpenSUSE
+At a terminal window type =sudo zypper install gnupg2=.
-**** … for Fedora?
+**** … for Fedora, CentOS, or RHEL?
-See the [[#get_gnupg_centos][instructions for CentOS]]. Typically, though, Fedora ships with
-a much more recent version of GnuPG, and as such you shouldn’t need to
-**** … for CentOS or RHEL?
- :CUSTOM_ID: get_gnupg_centos
-An older (but still secure!) version of GnuPG is part of every CentOS
-installation. To get the latest version, use the YUM package manager
-to install the package “gnupg2”.
-**** … for Ubuntu?
- :CUSTOM_ID: get_gnupg_ubuntu
+For Fedora 22 and later: at a terminal window type =sudo dnf install gnupg2=.
-See the instructions for [[#get_gnupg_debian][Debian GNU/Linux]].
+For Fedora 21 and earlier, CentOS, or RHEL: at a terminal window type =sudo yum install gnupg2=.
**** … for Slackware?
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The GnuPG website and other docs
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