FAQ and GNU
Daniel Kahn Gillmor
dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Tue Oct 10 18:45:17 CEST 2017
Thanks for going through the specific instances of Linux in the FAQ,
Leo. This is what i was asking for when i was wondering whether a
concrete diff has been proposed.
(where is the FAQ maintained, btw? how is one expected to submit
I agree with all of Leo's conclusions except for the following:
On Tue 2017-10-10 18:03:52 +0200, Leo Gaspard wrote:
>> (all Linux distros feature a suitable GnuPG tool)
> Do we really want to exclude distros based on the Linux kernel but not
> on the GNU base utilities, but rather on eg. sbase ? I'd say there is
> no compelling reason to, so no reason to switch to GNU/Linux here.
I suspect that many minimal Linux-based operating systems (particularly
one that uses sbase instead of the GNU userland) will *not* feature a
suitable GnuPG tool. So the statement above is probably more accurate
if you change it to GNU/Linux.
Do you have a list of sbase+Linux distros that we can look at for
Certainly, the Linux distro known as Android does *not* feature a
suitable GnuPG tool :(
>> *** … for Linux?
>> The bad news is there is no single, consistent way to install GnuPG on
>> Linux systems. The good news is that it’s usually installed by
>> default, so nothing needs to be downloaded!
> The same argument leads me to think there is no reason to switch to
> GNU/Linux here again; distros without the GNU userspace don't have an
> easier way to install than distros with the GNU userspace as far as I know.
Again, i think this FAQ section is actually talking about GNU/Linux
systems, and it would be more appropriate to say that explicitly, rather
than to pretend that this covers every Linux-based operating system (it
clearly does not).
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