GnuPG 1.9.23 released

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Tue Sep 19 20:06:23 CEST 2006

On Tuesday 19 September 2006 18:28, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Sep 2006 16:07, Bernhard Reiter said:
> > I have added a wish for a Debian experimental package
> >
> I fear that your whish to completly supercede the gnupg package by
> gnupg2 is not possible.  gnupg2 has a *lot of dependencies* and relies
> on the gpg-agent.  gpg however is a core package of Debian. 

This is not necessarily a hard conflict as far as I can see,
but I of course appreciate your input on the issue.

> I see no way to go without gpg 1.4.  

This is for now, but I guess the plan is to have gpg 2 to supercede
gpg 1.4 in the mid run. Packaging for this in experimental seems
to be the right place to start and see if this already works.
Debian could try to sort the dependencies in a way that there is a binary
target for a udeb gpg 2 that covers the basic needs or something similiar.

> In fact, I plan to keep the name gpg2 to 
> allow installing along with gpg1.  I am currently discussing with
> Marcus on how we can make the gpgme library use gpg2.

Thanks for the clarification I understood the announcement that
gpg2 could already replace gpg1 fully and just needs testing.
From you comment I guess that at least gpgme does not work with it yet.


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