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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated cygwin package: gnupg-1.4.5-1

gnupg-1.4.5-1 has been uploaded to

GNU Privacy Guard is GNU's tool for secure communication and data
storage. It can be used to encrypt data and to create digital
signatures. GnuPG is a complete and free replacement for PGP. It
includes an advanced key management facility and is compliant with
the proposed OpenPGP Internet standard as described in RFC 2440.

Primary source for information for gnupg is at

* New upstream release.

Some countries have regulations on the use of cryptographics systems;
It may be unlawful to use GnuPG in these countries. Please visit
for more informations concerning this topic.


You find build instructions for a windows native executable (MinGW)
after unpacking the source (see gnupg-1.4.5.README for details) in:

The source package contains the original's package detached gpg
signature by the author and detached signatures of the patch file
and the build/packaging script signed by the cygwin package maintainer
of gnupg.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up
the above mentioned package from the 'Utils' category.

Note that downloads from (aka aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update, please choose the one nearest to

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