GnuPG 1.1.91,GPGME and Sylpheed

Werner Koch
Tue Aug 6 09:57:02 2002

On Tue, 6 Aug 2002 09:05:16 +0200, Kai Raven said:

> I haven't found the new export command to strip certain attribute
> packets like photo id's.

Did you read the NEWS file and the announcement?

    * New export option to leave off attribute packets (photo IDs)
      during export.  This is useful when exporting to HKP keyservers
      which do not understand attribute packets.

> I was unable to use IDEA as extension, with 1.1.90 no problems
> Without IDEA i cannot use --pgp2

    * All modules are now linked statically; the --load-extension
      option is in general not useful anymore.  The only exception is
      to specify the deprecated idea cipher.

and from cipher/idea-stub.c:

/* IDEA is a patented algorithm and therefore the use of IDEA in
   countries where this patent is valid can not be allowed due to the
   terms of the GNU General Public License.  Those restrictions are
   there to help protecting the freedom of software.  For more
   information on the nonsense of software patents and the general
   problem with this, please see

   However for research purposes and in certain situations it might be
   useful to use this algorithm anyway.  

   We provide this stub which will dynload a idea module and is only 
   used if the configure run did't found statically linked file.
   See for details.

You need to update your idea.c module (have a look at the license).