newbie needs clarification

CL Gilbert
Wed Jun 4 16:05:02 2003

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John B wrote:
| On Tuesday 03 June 2003 21:44, CL Gilbert wrote:
|   <snip>
|>So we are assuming that I would not sign a key, unless i owned the key?
|>This may be too deep of a question but, what makes it a self-sign?  Does
|>the ID share something specific that already attaches it to the signing
|>key, so when its signed it becomes obvious that the key is self-signed.
|>~ Can I identify this quality manually?
|>I ask because I am moving into Linux world, and am on command line now.
|>~ so I need to know the nitty gritty since I don't have a PGP GUI helping
|>me out, and I can not get a GUI on RH8 unless i compile...
|   You can use any number of very good gui's for gpg. My two personal
| are kgpg and gpa. If you go to , they have the gui
| listed there, along with places to download the tarballs and/or rpm's (I
| always prefer to use a src.rpm, and build it on my own system, it's
| easy...just su to root, and type in the console:

yes, I like this too.  unfortunately gpa requires a version of gtk+ that
I do not have.  I may try to upgrade gtk+ but I am not sure...

|   rpm --rebuild <file>.src.rpm
|   Just look for the line that says 'wrote' near the end and that's
where the
| fresh new rpm is placed, then just cd into that directory and do:
|   rpm -ivh <file>.rpm
|   Or if you just want to not mess with that, just download the rpm
| made and install it. There were a few links to places that had already
| rpm's for mandrake and redhat, just get the very latest one and you
should be
| good to go.
|   John

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