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Re: PGP/GPG Keys



On Mon, Oct 04, 1999 at 07:45:23PM +0200, Rene Mayrhofer wrote:
> Is it possible to use a key created by pgp5 for package signing ? The
> key works for me when I use it with gpg, both the opposite is not true
> (e.g. pgp5 is unable to verify a signature created with a gpg key). I am
> no maintainer yet and so I want to start cleanly. What is the "right"
> way if I want to use gpg and pgp5 and communicate with people using pgp5
> ? Can I create a gpg key usable by pgp5 or is it possible to use the
> pgp5 key for administrative purposes ?
> I really want to revoke my rsa key and use only one key for all
> purposes.

By default gpg will use OpenPGP sigs.  This is probably your problem.
Yes, you can import the pgp5 key into gpg and use it directly.  There's
also some documentation on how to get gpg to generate pgp5 compatible
sigs in the manpage.

-- 
Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>             Debian GNU/Linux developer
GnuPG: 2048g/3F9C2A43 - 20F6 2261 F185 7A3E 79FC  44F9 8FF7 D7A3 DCF9 DAB3
PGP 2.6: 2048R/50BDA0ED - E8 D6 84 81 E3 A8 BB 77  8E E2 29 96 C9 44 5F BE
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Basically, I want people to know that when they use binary-only modules,
it's THEIR problem.  I want people to know that in their bones, and I
want it shouted out from the rooftops.  I want people to wake up in a
cold sweat every once in a while if they use binary-only modules.
        -- Linus Torvalds

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