How secure is GnuPG

Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder
Wed Jul 24 08:35:01 2002

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On Tue, 2002-07-23 at 22:39, David Shaw wrote:

> It is very easy to upgrade, and all your keyrings will still work.
> There is no such thing as translation to RSA.  GnuPG 1.0.6 can use RSA
> as well - what was added was the ability to generate new RSA keys.  If
> you have an existing key it should work fine.
> Downgrading from 1.0.7 to 1.0.6 can be a little sticky, so if you want
> to go back and forth, make a backup of your keyrings.

The specific case of going from 1.0.6 to 1.0.7 is not as easy as I would
expect an upgrade of the minor version to be.

But the 1.0.7 release notes contain a good description of all that's
necessary, basically you have to set your own keys to be trusted
explicitly, and rebuild the trust database.

-- vbi

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