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Re: PGP/GPG Keys

On Mon, 4 Oct 1999, 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.

This should be OK, GPG implements the OpenPGP spec, and so does PGP5. If
you used a new enough PGP version you should have no problems reading GPG
signed things. So long as GPG properly understands your key it is fine to


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