Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: GPG -- included in most major Linuxes?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Beans
    Hidden!

    GPG -- included in most major Linuxes?

    I think I'm right in saying that GPG is included with most major linuxes, such as Fedora, SUSE, Gentoo and so on? Installed out of the box?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Denver, CO
    Beans
    7,554
    Distro
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: GPG -- included in most major Linuxes?

    I can only speak of Ubuntu in which gpg is installed. I'm not sure about gentoo. I believe it is contained in Fedora by default also.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Beans
    457

    Re: GPG -- included in most major Linuxes?

    randysparks,
    GnuPrivacyGuardHowto as used by Ubuntu plus Gnupg and Pretty Good Privacy as seen in Wikipedia.

    Gnupg works right out of the box with Ubnuntu and I make use of it via the Enigmail extension for Mozilla ThunderBird mail system, from what I can gather gnupg is open sourced hence it is included in the Ubuntu repositories. I think you may well be correct in assuming the the encryption function is included in most flavours of Linux right out of the box.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Melbourne, Australia
    Beans
    1,171

    Re: GPG -- included in most major Linuxes?

    Suse, yes. Fedora, yes. Gentoo, only if you want. Gentoo you pick all the way through the install process what you want to install for everything. But yes, GPG is normally the encryption of choice for most open source projects.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    40.31996,-80.607213
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    Re: GPG -- included in most major Linuxes?

    GPG is not installed on ArchLinux, as you have to install what you want. But I have it installed.
    "Security lies within the user of who runs the system. Think smart, live safe." - Dr Small
    Linux User #441960 | Wiki: DrSmall

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    England
    Beans
    174
    Distro
    Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Re: GPG -- included in most major Linuxes?

    Even on mac osx. Only our Windows buddies have to install it.
    The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Beans
    Hidden!

    Re: GPG -- included in most major Linuxes?

    Quote Originally Posted by stimpack View Post
    Even on mac osx. Only our Windows buddies have to install it.
    ... because if Microsoft included it, they'd be called anti-competitive. Oh, the irony!

    Thanks all -- these answers are what I was looking for.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •