Re: pgp => gpg
On Fri, Oct 16, 1998 at 04:06:18PM +1000, Chris Leishman wrote:
> At the moment I am using pgp2i, but I would like to try and change to
> gnupg. My question is - will I need to generate a new public/private key,
> or is it possible to use my pgp one with gnupg?
Technically it is possible to use your PGP one with gnupg, but it requires
the use of non-free (because of patents) extensions to gnupg (namely, the
RSA and idea modules).
> Also, can gnupg use pgp public keys (and which versions of pgp?).
It can, with the same problems.
> And which versions of pgp can use gnupg keys?
PGP 5, I suspect.
> Sorry if this sounds very nieve.....if I've got myself all muddled up
> could someone please explain how all this stuff really does work?
Check out the bug reports against "debian-keyring". There's an updated
README in there that e.g. explains how to sign your gnupg key with your PGP
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- pgp => gpg
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