rpm upgrade

Richard B. Tilley (Brad) rtilley@vt.edu
Mon Dec 23 21:28:01 2002

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Hello gpg users,

I'm using gpg 1.06 on RHL 7.3. It came with the distro and it works
well. I use GPA as I like the GUI in place of the CLI sometimes. I went
to a key-signing today and found that most of the gpg users there were
using the latest stable version (1.2.1).=20

To my question. Is there a compelling reason for me to upgrade to the
latest stable version? I primarily use gpg to sign, not encrypt, email.
And, I occasionally use it to encrypt a few sensitive files on my hard
drive. I've noticed, too, that the Linux kernel developers use an even
older version of gpg (1.0.3). Does version number really matter?

Thank you,

Richard B. Tilley (Brad), System Administrator & Web Developer
Virginia Tech, Office of the University Bursar
Phone: 540.231.6277
Fax: 540.231.3238
Page: 557.0891
Web: http://www.bursar.vt.edu
GPG Key: http://www.bursar.vt.edu/rtilley/pgpkey

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