gnupg1 still needed?

Adam Milazzo adam at
Fri Jul 18 09:33:27 CEST 2008

Well for one thing, gpg2 forces the use of the gpg-agent, which seems to
prevent programs that script GPG from providing passwords themselves.
Other than that, they seem equivalent to me.

Also, gpg2 has crashed many times for me, whereas gpg rarely does.

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.
> -- Rex

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