[Announce] GnuPG 2.1.0 "modern" released

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Thu Nov 6 20:58:45 CET 2014

> You may not install "modern" (2.1) and "stable" (2.0) at the same
> time.  However, it is possible to install "classic" (1.4) along with
> any of the other versions.

Is there any guidance as to how to install this on Fedora 20?  gnupg2 is
a protected package there: it literally cannot be removed without
completely breaking the system.  (The cause of the total-breakage: yum,
the Fedora package manager, has gnupg2 as a dependency.)

The timing of GnuPG 2.1 is a little unfortunate: we're already past the
beta freeze and final freeze is coming up in just a few days.  It's
unlikely GnuPG 2.1 will make it into Fedora 21, and I doubt Fedora will
shift from 2.0 to 2.1 outside of a major release, meaning Fedora users
will be left using 2.0 for six months or so.

In the grand scheme of things this is an annoyance more than anything
else... but still, an annoyance.  :)

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