Re: Need for non-free packages
"Robert D. Hilliard" wrote:
> Several postings to this list over the last year, including Brian
> Almeida's <email@example.com> "very brief mini-HOWTO" for migrating to
> GPG recommend installing gpg-rsaref and gpg-idea, as well as gnupg.
> Are these two non-free extensions necessary to make an adequate
> replacement for pgp for signing packages, votes, etc.?
No, not really. They are only needed for decrypting/verifying something
that had been signed/encrypted using those algorithms, or perhaps
to encrypt/sign for a recipient you know can only use those -I'm
not sure on this last point.
I needed them to be able to import all the .pgp keys.