Bug#123515: O: gpg-rsaidea -- IDEA (PGP 2.x-compatible) module for GNU Privacy Guard
The current maintainer of gpg-rsaidea, ,
is apparently not active anymore[*]. Therefore, I orphan this package
now. If you want to be the new maintainer, please take it -- retitle
this bug from 'O:' to 'ITA:', fix the outstanding bugs and upload a
new version with your name in the Maintainer: field and a
* New maintainer (Closes: #thisbug)
in the changelog so this bug is closed.
Some information about this package:
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.2.1-2), gnupg
Description: IDEA (PGP 2.x-compatible) module for GNU Privacy Guard
This package contains an extension module for the GNU Privacy Guard
(GPG), adding support for the IDEA cipher algorithm.
RSA and IDEA are required to support standard PGP 2.x keys fully
with GPG (RSA only will do for signature verification though).
IDEA is also the default cipher used by PGP 2.x, and is required
to decrypt data sent by someone using PGP 2.x, to encrypt data for
a PGP 2.x user, and to sign if you have a passphrase on your PGP
secret key (the passphrase is encrypted using IDEA). NB you can use
PGP to remove the passphrase, copy the key to GPG, and add a
passphrase with GPG, and still sign without IDEA.
IDEA is unfortunately patented with big restrictions in Europe and
the USA - please see /usr/share/doc/gpg-idea/copyright.
[*] Justification: Several packages by him have been NMUed and some
packages (e.g. lvm, cvs) have been hijacked.