enigmail and gnupg on linux xandros
faramir.cl at gmail.com
Mon Feb 9 09:51:57 CET 2009
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Condor Kim escribió:
> and what about gnupg itself? i saw in the synaptic that it's already
> installed. can it be used with thunderbird? how to use it on linux? is
> there a site that gives instruction? is there something on linux similar
> to gpg4win?
Well, I have big problems trying to use ubuntu (maybe because I have
never taken the time to start learning how to use it), but gpg4win is
GnuPG compiled to run on windows. So gnupg on linux, depending on what
version of gnupg it installed, should be exactly the same thing than
gpg4win, except that it has been compiled for linux instead of windows.
GnuPG comes in 2 flavours, there can be some differences. GPG1 is...
well, the "traditional" version, while GPG2 includes GPG1, plus GPG2 and
some tools. AFAIK, gpg4win implements GPG2, but you can ask the
installer to install just gpg1 (and to don't install gpg2.exe and the
In any event, your linux should have at least gpg1, so probably
enigmail can use it (I don't know if there is a minimal version
required). I use GnuPG 1.4.9 on windows, and it works fine. On Ubuntu
8.10, I have GnuPG 1.4.6 (installed by default) and works perfectly with
Thunderbird and Enigmail.
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