[pkg-gnupg-maint] package shuffling for the GnuPG suite in buster?

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Sun Jun 11 01:39:33 UTC 2017

On Thu 2017-05-18 17:34:00 -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> It has bothered me for a while that we have packages named things like
> "gnupg-agent" when the user-facing binary is named "gpg-agent" (and also
> "gnupg" when the binary is "gpg").  Furthermore, most tools really want
> to use gpgconf in some circumstances, but we don't have explicit
> Dependencies on gpg, which is what provides /usr/bin/gpgconf.
> I'm inclined to try to clean this up in buster (stretch+1) so i was
> wondering what people think about it.
> Below is a concrete proposal to consider.

I haven't heard any negative feedback about this proposal yet, and i
haven't come up with anything better, so i plan to go ahead and try to
implement the proposal in experimental to try to get concrete feedback.

If there are any concerns based on the outline alone, now's a great time
to raise them.

Of course, I remain happy to see feedback from people who have tried
installing the packages once they've landed in experimental too.  Please
let me know if you have any thoughts.


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