Bug#760102: gnome keyring & gpg agent

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Fri Jun 5 19:19:45 CEST 2015

On Fri 2015-06-05 13:04:47 -0400, Michael Biebl wrote:
> Just to be clear here: this new pinentry-gnome3 and gnupg-agent, do they
> both work with either gnupg and gnupg2?

Yes, they both work with either gnupg or gnupg2.

> @Joss: related to that, I notice, that you added a versioned dependency
> on gnupg (>= 1.4.7) to the seahorse package in 2008.
> Is this still valid today? Or should we either drop that dependency or
> replace it with something like Depends: gnupg2 | gnupg (>= 1.4.7)
> I have no strong preference which one we pick as default, as long as it
> works properly. So I'd leave the judgement to those more familiar with
> the advantages/disadvantags of gnupg vs gnupg2

seahorse links to libgpgme11, which itself depends on gnupg2 (this is
the preferred backend for GnuPG upstream).

Given that 1.4.7 is older than oldoldstable, you ought to be able to
drop the explicit gnupg dependency entirely from seahorse, iiuc.


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