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Last change on this file since e40cb61 was e40cb61, checked in by Randy McMurchy <randy@…>, 19 years ago

Minor clean-up to GnuPG and Tripwire

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.3//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.3/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY gnupg-download-http "http://public.ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/gnupg/gnupg-&gnupg-version;.tar.bz2">
8 <!ENTITY gnupg-download-ftp "ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/gnupg/gnupg-&gnupg-version;.tar.bz2">
9 <!ENTITY gnupg-size "2.3 MB">
10 <!ENTITY gnupg-buildsize "26 MB">
11 <!ENTITY gnupg-time "0.44 SBU">
12]>
13
14<sect1 id="gnupg" xreflabel="GnuPG-&gnupg-version;">
15<?dbhtml filename="gnupg.html"?>
16<title>GnuPG-&gnupg-version;</title>
17
18<sect2>
19<title>Introduction to <application>GnuPG</application></title>
20
21<para>The <application>GnuPG</application> package contains a public/private
22key encryptor. This is becoming useful for signing files or emails as proof
23of identity and preventing tampering with contents of the file or email.</para>
24
25<sect3><title>Package information</title>
26<itemizedlist spacing='compact'>
27<listitem><para>Download (HTTP): <ulink
28url="&gnupg-download-http;"/></para></listitem>
29<listitem><para>Download (FTP): <ulink
30url="&gnupg-download-ftp;"/></para></listitem>
31<listitem><para>Download size: &gnupg-size;</para></listitem>
32<listitem><para>Estimated Disk space required:
33&gnupg-buildsize;</para></listitem>
34<listitem><para>Estimated build time:
35&gnupg-time;</para></listitem></itemizedlist>
36</sect3>
37
38<sect3><title><application>GnuPG</application> dependencies</title>
39<sect4><title>Optional</title>
40<para><xref linkend="openldap"/> and
41<ulink url="../server/mail.html">MTA</ulink></para></sect4>
42</sect3>
43
44</sect2>
45
46<sect2>
47<title>Installation of <application>GnuPG</application></title>
48
49<para>Install <application>GnuPG</application> by running the following
50commands:</para>
51
52<screen><userinput><command>./configure --prefix=/usr --libexecdir=/usr/lib &amp;&amp;
53make &amp;&amp;
54make install &amp;&amp;
55chmod 4755 /usr/bin/gpg</command></userinput></screen>
56
57</sect2>
58
59<sect2>
60<title>Command explanations</title>
61
62<para><parameter>--libexecdir=/usr/lib</parameter>: This command
63creates a <filename class="directory">gnupg</filename> directory in
64<filename class="directory">/usr/lib</filename> instead of
65<filename class="directory">/usr/libexec</filename>.</para>
66
67<para><command>chmod 4755 /usr/bin/gpg</command>: <command>gpg</command>
68is installed setuid root to avoid swapping out sensitive data.</para>
69
70</sect2>
71
72<sect2>
73<title>Contents</title>
74
75<para>The <application>GnuPG</application> package contains
76<command>gpg</command>,
77<command>gpgsplit</command> and
78<command>gpgv</command>.</para>
79
80</sect2>
81
82<sect2><title>Description</title>
83
84<sect3><title>gpg</title>
85<para><command>gpg</command> is the backend (command-line interface) for
86this Open<acronym>PGP</acronym> implementation.</para></sect3>
87
88<sect3><title>gpgsplit</title>
89<para><command>gpgsplit</command> separates key rings.</para></sect3>
90
91<sect3><title>gpgv</title>
92<para><command>gpgv</command> is a verify only version of
93<command>gpg</command>.</para></sect3>
94
95</sect2>
96
97</sect1>
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