compatibility of Gnupg-1.4.9 to Gnupg-1.0.6
cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sat Jan 24 19:48:30 CET 2009
On Saturday 24 January 2009 17:50:49 David Shaw wrote:
> On Jan 24, 2009, at 3:19 AM, Anne Wilson wrote:
> > On Saturday 24 January 2009 04:59:29 David Shaw wrote:
> >> On Jan 23, 2009, at 5:17 AM, rahul kaushik wrote:
> >>> Hi all,
> >>> I have an issue which is described below:
> >>> earlier i was using Gnupg-1.0.6 for my appliaction. Now i have
> >>> replaced it
> >>> with Gnupg-1.4.9.
> >>> I am facing some issue related to keyrings. As per my application.
> >>> I need to perform following application.
> >>> I did finally get these encrypt/decrypt procedures to work:
> >>> gpg (1.0.6) for encryption followed by gpg (1.4.9) for decryption
> >>> gpg (1.4.9) for encryption followed by gpg (1.0.6) for
> >>> decryption
> >>> But for that i have to use same ( gnupg-1.0.6 ) keyrings file for
> >>> both
> >>> situations.
> >> In the GPG tarball, in the "tools" directory, there is a script
> >> "convert-from-106". Run it, and you should be in better shape.
> > Is this something that all of us with old keyrings need to do? If
> > so, can you
> > please either point us to instructions that a user could follow, or
> > explain
> > how to do it? Thanks.
> If "old" is 1.0.6 (circa 2001), and you haven't used any version of
> GPG after 1.0.6 (i.e. you just upgraded from 1.0.6 to 1.4.9 like the
> original poster) then you just need to run the convert-from-106
> script. There aren't any instructions beyond that. The script takes
> care of the various changes for you.
> If you're not sure what to do, run it. There is no harm in running it
> when it is not needed.
Thanks for replying. I didn't realise that we were talking of such a big
time-span. I think I started using gpg around 2003, but I've been updating my
distros fairly regularly since then, so it looks as though it's unnecessary
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