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[Announce] GnuPG 2.0.1 released
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Werner Koch
2006-11-29 15:26:20 UTC
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Johan Wevers
2006-11-29 16:26:41 UTC
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This is maintenance release to fix build problems found after the
release of 2.0.0 and to fix a buffer overflow in gpg2
Will there come a 1.4.6 too?
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Andrew Berg
2006-11-29 17:54:32 UTC
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Post by Johan Wevers
This is maintenance release to fix build problems found after the
release of 2.0.0 and to fix a buffer overflow in gpg2
Will there come a 1.4.6 too?
Yes.



I don't remember if this was asked, but will 1.4.6 have a Win32 build?
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Werner Koch
2006-11-29 18:16:56 UTC
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Post by Andrew Berg
I don't remember if this was asked, but will 1.4.6 have a Win32 build?
Yes.


Salam-Shalom,

Werner
Joseph Oreste Bruni
2006-11-29 16:28:02 UTC
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Hi Werner,

Do the build-problem fixes in 2.0.1 include OS X/Darwin? Or, should I
wait for a future release?

Joe
Hello!
We are pleased to announce the availability of a new stable GnuPG-2
release: Version 2.0.1
This is maintenance release to fix build problems found after the
release of 2.0.0 and to fix a buffer overflow in gpg2
The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG) is GNU's tool for secure communication
and data storage. It can be used to encrypt data, create digital
signatures, help authenticating using Secure Shell and to provide a
framework for public key cryptography. It includes an advanced key
management facility and is compliant with the OpenPGP and S/MIME
standards.
GnuPG-2 has a different architecture than GnuPG-1 (e.g. 1.4.5) in that
it splits up functionality into several modules. However, both
versions may be installed alongside without any conflict. In fact,
the gpg version from GnuPG-1 is able to make use of the gpg-agent as
included in GnuPG-2 and allows for seamless passphrase caching. The
advantage of GnuPG-1 is its smaller size and the lack of dependency on
other modules at run and build time. We will keep maintaining GnuPG-1
versions because they are very useful for small systems and for server
based applications requiring only OpenPGP support.
GnuPG is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License
(GPL). GnuPG-2 works best on GNU/Linux or *BSD systems. A port
Windows is planned but work has not yet started.
Getting the Software
====================
Please follow the instructions found at http://www.gnupg.org/download/
GnuPG 2.0.1 may be downloaded from one of the GnuPG mirror sites or
direct from ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/ . The list of mirrors can be
found at http://www.gnupg.org/mirrors.html . Note, that GnuPG is not
available at ftp.gnu.org.
On the mirrors you should find the following files in the *gnupg*
gnupg-2.0.1.tar.bz2 (3.8Mk)
gnupg-2.0.1.tar.bz2.sig
GnuPG source compressed using BZIP2 and OpenPGP signature.
gnupg-2.0.0-2.0.1.diff.bz2 (220k)
A patch file to upgrade a 2.0.0 GnuPG source. This is only that
large arge due to an update of the included gettext module.
Note, that we don't distribute gzip compressed tarballs.
Checking the Integrity
======================
In order to check that the version of GnuPG which you are going to
install is an original and unmodified one, you can do it in one of
* If you already have a trusted version of GnuPG installed, you
can simply check the supplied signature. For example to check the
signature of the file gnupg-2.0.1.tar.bz2 you would use this
gpg --verify gnupg-2.0.1.tar.bz2.sig
This checks whether the signature file matches the source file.
You should see a message indicating that the signature is good and
made by that signing key. Make sure that you have the right key,
either by checking the fingerprint of that key with other sources
or by checking that the key has been signed by a trustworthy other
key. Note, that you can retrieve the signing key using the command
finger wk ,at' g10code.com
or using a keyserver like
gpg --recv-key 1CE0C630
The distribution key 1CE0C630 is signed by the well known key
5B0358A2. If you get an key expired message, you should retrieve a
fresh copy as the expiration date might have been prolonged.
NEVER USE A GNUPG VERSION YOU JUST DOWNLOADED TO CHECK THE
INTEGRITY OF THE SOURCE - USE AN EXISTING GNUPG INSTALLATION!
* If you are not able to use an old version of GnuPG, you have to
verify
the SHA-1 checksum. Assuming you downloaded the file
sha1sum gnupg-2.0.1.tar.bz2
and check that the output matches the first line from the
ec84ffb1d2ac013dc0afb5bdf8b9df2c838673e9 gnupg-2.0.1.tar.bz2
c6cca309b12700503bb4c671491ebf7a4cd6f1be gnupg-2.0.0-2.0.1.diff.bz2
What's New
===========
* Experimental support for the PIN pads of the SPR 532 and the Kaan
Advanced card readers. Add "disable-keypad" scdaemon.conf if you
don't want it. Does currently only work for the OpenPGP card and
its authentication and decrypt keys.
* Fixed build problems on some some platforms and crashes on amd64.
* Fixed a buffer overflow in gpg2. [bug#728]
Internationalization
====================
GnuPG comes with support for 27 languages. Due to a lot of new and
changed strings most translations are not entirely complete. However
the Turkish, German and Russian translators have meanwhile finished
their translations. Updates of the other translations are expected
for the next releases.
Documentation
=============
We are currently working on an installation guide to explain in more
detail how to configure the new features. As of now the chapters on
gpg-agent and gpgsm include brief information on how to set up the
whole thing. Please watch the GnuPG website for updates of the
documentation. In the meantime you may search the GnuPG mailing list
archives or ask on the gnupg-users mailing lists for advise on how to
solve problems. Many of the new features are around for several years
and thus enough public knowledge is already available.
Support
=======
Improving GnuPG is costly, but you can help! We are looking for
organizations that find GnuPG useful and wish to contribute back. You
can contribute by reporting bugs, improve the software, or by donating
money.
Commercial support contracts for GnuPG are available, and they help
finance continued maintenance. g10 Code GmbH, a Duesseldorf based
company owned and headed by GnuPG's principal author, is currently
funding GnuPG development. We are always looking for interesting
development projects.
http://www.gnupg.org/service.html
Thanks
======
We have to thank all the people who helped with this release, be it
testing, coding, translating, suggesting, auditing, administering the
servers, spreading the word or answering questions on the mailing
lists.
Happy Hacking,
The GnuPG Team (David, Werner and all other contributors)
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Benjamin Donnachie
2006-11-29 18:07:55 UTC
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Post by Joseph Oreste Bruni
Do the build-problem fixes in 2.0.1 include OS X/Darwin? Or, should I
wait for a future release?
What problems are you having?

Ben
Werner Koch
2006-11-29 18:31:57 UTC
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Post by Benjamin Donnachie
What problems are you having?
libksba does not build out of the box. This is a problem with gnulib
and ar. I might need to update gnulib in libksba - then I can check
further. FWIW, I am using this box for the tests:

Darwin ppc-osx3.cf.sourceforge.net 6.8 Darwin Kernel Version 6.8: Wed Sep 10 15:20:55 PDT 2003; root:xnu/xnu-344.49.obj~2/RELEASE_PPC Power Macintosh powerpc


Shalom-Salam,

Werner
Benjamin Donnachie
2006-11-29 18:45:45 UTC
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Post by Werner Koch
libksba does not build out of the box. This is a problem with gnulib
and ar. I might need to update gnulib in libksba - then I can check
I haven't tested it fully with the new version, but the following was in
the darwin ports and worked well previously:

edit gl/Makefile.in

Change the line "am_libgnu_la_OBJECTS =" to "am_libgnu_la_OBJECTS =
alloca.lo"

Then ./configure, make etc.

Ben
Benjamin Donnachie
2006-11-29 19:09:10 UTC
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Post by Benjamin Donnachie
I haven't tested it fully with the new version, but the following was in
When I get time, I will prepare a packaged up version for MacOS which
will be available through the mac-gpg project.

Ben
reynt0
2006-11-30 22:25:05 UTC
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On Wed, 29 Nov 2006, Benjamin Donnachie wrote:
. . .
Post by Benjamin Donnachie
When I get time, I will prepare a packaged up version for MacOS which
will be available through the mac-gpg project.
May one ask, is there any chance there will be such a
packaged version for OS10.3.x as well as for 10.4.x?
Presently, the very helpful mac-gpg project has gnupg
1.4.5 only for OS10.4; for OS10.3 is provided only the
less secure gnupg 1.4.1. The uncontrolled outgoing
information flow required by the OS10.4 EULA
<http://www.eulascan.com/product.aspx?pid=22> makes using
OS10.4 undesirable.

I guess the same question applies to the gnupg 1.4.6 being
worked on now.
Benjamin Donnachie
2006-12-03 17:36:44 UTC
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Post by reynt0
May one ask, is there any chance there will be such a
packaged version for OS10.3.x as well as for 10.4.x?
Unlikely I'm afraid:

i/ The mac-gpg team consider 10.3.x to be a legacy system.

ii/ I don't have access to 10.3.x

iii/ gpg is easy enough to compile under MacOS now.

However, please feel free to contribute a 10.3.x build.

Ben

Werner Koch
2006-11-30 08:51:37 UTC
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Post by Benjamin Donnachie
edit gl/Makefile.in
Change the line "am_libgnu_la_OBJECTS =" to "am_libgnu_la_OBJECTS =
alloca.lo"
I have found a more portable way to do it. Ii is in libksba 1.0.1.

The problem is that ar(1) does not like "ar cru foo.a" to simply
create an empty library foo.a. Now, we won't need alloca on OS X and
thus the configure stuff creates a Makefile with no modules and thus
ar is called without any object modules by litool. Addin a dummy
object helps.


Shalom-Salam,

Werner
Joseph Oreste Bruni
2006-11-29 18:48:18 UTC
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Post by Benjamin Donnachie
Post by Joseph Oreste Bruni
Do the build-problem fixes in 2.0.1 include OS X/Darwin? Or, should I
wait for a future release?
What problems are you having?
Ben
Two, actually. libgpg-error will not build unless I disable NLS.
After that, libksba won't build at all.

I'm using 10.4.8 on an intel iMac.

Darwin lethe 8.8.1 Darwin Kernel Version 8.8.1: Mon Sep 25 19:42:00
PDT 2006; root:xnu-792.13.8.obj~1/RELEASE_I386 i386 i386

-Joe



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Werner Koch
2006-11-30 08:56:39 UTC
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Two, actually. libgpg-error will not build unless I disable NLS. After
that, libksba won't build at all.
Yes, know. I have disabled NLS for my builds. TO solve this problem
I will remove all included gettext implementations (intl/) for all
libraries and require that the system comes with suitable gettext
installation. gettext should by now available on most platforms and
thus including it with each package is not anymore needed.


Salam-Shalom,

Werner
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