gnupg1 still needed?

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Jul 18 14:41:56 CEST 2008

On Jul 18, 2008, at 8:23 AM, Werner Koch wrote:

> On Fri, 18 Jul 2008 11:46, kssingvo at said:
>> But I noticed that gpg1 could support old PGP keys, if module idea is
>> added. On the other side gpg2 it seems that gpg2 is capable to  
>> support
> I wonder why you ask.  It is not possible for SuSE to include any such
> support for an outdated, useless and patented cipher algorithm.
>> Is there a way to support old rsa/idea keys in gpg2?
> There are no IDEA keys.  It might be that a key has been protected  
> with
> IDEA but there exists an easy workaround to change the protection
> algorithm.

I think he's referring to IDEA keys in the sense of PGP 2.x: v3 RSA  
keys that always use IDEA as their cipher.

We need to let PGP 2.x stay dead.  I had fond hopes that the MD5 break  
would kill PGP 2.x for good, but I was - alas - mistaken.


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