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Re: Need for non-free packages

"Robert D. Hilliard" wrote:
>      Several postings to this list over the last year, including Brian
> Almeida's <bma@debian.org> "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.

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