gnupg: The GNU Privacy Guard1

GnuPG is GNU's tool for secure communication and data storage. It can be used to encrypt data and to create digital signatures. It includes an advanced key management facility and is compliant with the proposed OpenPGP Internet standard as described in RFC2440.

Because GnuPG does not use use any patented algorithm it cannot be compatible with PGP2 versions. PGP 2.x uses IDEA (which is patented worldwide).

The default algorithms are DSA and ElGamal. ElGamal for signing is still available, but because of the larger size of such signatures it is deprecated (Please note that the GnuPG implementation of ElGamal signatures is *not* insecure). Symmetric algorithms are: 3DES, Blowfish, CAST5 and Twofish (GnuPG does not yet create Twofish encrypted messages because there is no agreement in the OpenPGP WG on how to use it together with a MDC algorithm) Digest algorithms available are MD5, RIPEMD160 and SHA1.

... part of T2, get it here


Author: Werner Koch <wk [at] gnupg [dot] org> {Maintainer}
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: GPL
Status: Stable
Version: 1.4.23

Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).

Download: gnupg-1.4.23.tar.gz

T2 source: gnupg.cache
T2 source: gnupg.conf
T2 source: gnupg.desc
T2 source: hotfix-sparc64.patch

Build time (on reference hardware): 25% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 5.28 MB, 51 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils bzip2 coreutils curl diffutils findutils gawk git grep gzip linux-header make patch readline sed tar zlib

Installed files (on reference hardware): [show]

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2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).