gnupg1 still needed?

Eric Dorland eric at
Fri Jul 18 05:52:40 CEST 2008

* David Shaw (dshaw at wrote:
> On Jul 17, 2008, at 8:39 PM, Rex Dieter wrote:
>> I thought I (or someone) had asked this question in the not-too- 
>> distant past, but I couldn't find it anywhere.  (sorry if it has).
>> Is gnupg(1) still needed, where gnupg2 is available?
>> It's been proposed to consider dropping gnupg(1) from Fedora 10, to  
>> consolidate on gnupg2, so I am looking for any pros/cons to that.
> They are two different programs for two different purposes.  There is  
> significant overlap (they both do OpenPGP), but they're not direct  
> replacements for each other.
> gpg (1) has been built into lots of scripts and server-side gadgets.  A 
> forced change to gpg (2) is pretty likely to break all of that.

Are there substantial differences in the command line options from 1.4
to 2.0? My cursory glance at the manpages it looked pretty similar.

Eric Dorland <eric at>
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