[Help-gnutls] compatible versions of various software components

Nikos Mavroyanopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Wed Oct 22 11:05:20 CEST 2003

On Mon, Oct 20, 2003 at 11:32:24AM -0500, Jeremy Ellington wrote:

> I'm interested in using gnutls with OpenPGP (gpg) authentication.  I
> downloaded the latest versions of all the required software packages
> (libgcrypt, libgpg-error, opencdk, libtasn1, gnutls), but they don't seem
> to be compatible with one another.  I believe that grabbing the latest
> packages is like shooting at moving target.
Currently there is no opencdk version compatible with the current 
libgcrypt. So you cannot build the openpgp authentication part of
gnutls. This will change soon.

> Can someone give a list of the latest software packages that should work
> together, allowing me to user PGP authentication?
> An unrelated question: how  similar is this software package to OpenSSL? 
> Besides supporting OpenPGP authentication, are there any significant
> differences?  Why was the decision made to create a new library from
> scratch rather than adding OpenPGP authentication to OpenSSL?
Gnutls was implemented in order to have a GPL compatible TLS implementation.

> Thanks!

Nikos Mavroyanopoulos

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