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Re: Crypto consolidation in debian ?

> Dear dd,
> I have seen that fedora is trying to consolidate the number of crypto
> package shipped [1]. What do you think about this goal ?
> Moreover a lot of keyring solution are available for the desktop but
> are not directly compatible between them, and is near a nightmare (for
> instance mozilla is not compatible with kde pinning that is not
> compatible with gnome). This goal is one of the first step to offer a
> common framework for crypto and keyring unification.
> Comments welcome.
> Bastien
> [1]http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraCryptoConsolidation


today I learned the hard way, that cryptography on linux is kind of a mess. I 
installed certificates in /usr/local/share/ca-certificates as described in the 
README of ca-certificates. - And then I thought that icedove and KMail and the 
rest of the world would just use the certificates... :-)

I've opened http://wiki.debian.org/Cryptography because there doesn't seem to 
be much of cryptography info on the Debian wiki. Maybe the README in ca-
certificates should point out that matters aren't as easy as suggested.


Thomas Koch, http://www.koch.ro

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