Updated: GnuPG-1.0.7-3

Volker Quetschke quetschke@scytek.de
Sat Aug 17 00:52:00 GMT 2002

The 'gnupg' package has been updated to gnupg-1.0.7-3.

Some problems were fixed compared to the gnupg-1.0.7-1 version:

* Fixed textmount usage:
   - gpg now handles configuration/key/trustdb files on textmounts correctly.
   - All files to be de-/encrypted are now opened in binary mode. Consider the
     use of dos2unix or unix2dos if you have problems with this.

* Disabled the "Please note that you don't have secure memory on this system"
   warning. PLEASE NOTE you really don't have secure memory on your windows

* Fixed the use of loadable modules. Now all modules can be loaded with the
   --load-extension=<modulename> command. The standard build will link
   rndlinux statically, but if you run
   $ ./configure --enable-static-rnd=none
   then also the rndegd random generator modules will be build as a loadable
   module. Attention! Now you have to call gpg with --load-extension=rnd???
   to make it work properly.

* Added a build script with instructions for a native w32 executable. Read
   /usr/src/gnupg-1.0.7-3/CYGWIN-PATCHES/gnupg.MinGW.README after typing:
   $ cd /usr/src ; ./gnupg-1.0.7-3.sh prep
   In that directory you will also find informations concerning the idea module.

* Fixed locale files:
   - Now the message files do have a base filename.

General info
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 http://www.gnupg.org

Legal stuff
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.


To install this test package, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link
on the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to
your system.  Save it and run setup, answer the questions and pick up
`gnupg' from the `Utils' category.

Note that downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka cygwin.com) aren't
allowed due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US, ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/
is a reliable high bandwidth connection.

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you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

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