Updated Cygwin Package: gnupg-1.2.1-1

Volker Quetschke quetschke@scytek.de
Fri Nov 15 10:36:00 GMT 2002

This is an update release for the cygwin gnupg package. See:
< http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-announce/2002q4/000256.html >
for details.

New News:
* New upstream release. All patches for cygwin, except the patches to
   build gpg with a newer gettext, went into the upstream release.
* The package now 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
* Build script updated to support digital signatures (Thanks Lapo)
   - signatures can be checked with "./gnupg-1.2.1-1.sh checksig"
   - "./gnupg-1.2.1-1.sh all" can still be used to create an unsigned
   - "SIG=1 ./gnupg-1.2.1-1 all" can be used to create a signed package
    (with only original gnupg package signature AND signatures on script
    and patch)

Old News:
Please read the README file:


since it covers requirements, installation, known issues, etc.

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 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.

In Japan, ftp://ftp.u-aizu.ac.jp/pub/gnu/gnu-win32/ is already

In Denmark, http://mirrors.sunsite.dk/cygwin/ is usually up-to-date.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package
you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another

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