[pkg-gnupg-maint] Bug#891931: Bug#891931: Bug#891931: gnupg: semantic change of the package to a meta-package results in upgrade bloat

Werner Koch wk at gnupg.org
Sun Mar 4 19:08:07 UTC 2018

On Sun,  4 Mar 2018 16:23, dkg at fifthhorseman.net said:

> the binary, "gnupg" refer to "gpg" plus the traditional "gpg-agent" and
> "dirmngr", and then some complete "gnupg-all" wihch depends on

You need to include at least gpgconf because this is an important tool.
Not only for gpgme (which requires it to not fallback to gpg1) but also
in regard to many howtos.  Also gpg-connect-agent is very useful and
often mentioned in replies to questions.  gpg-wks-client is also build
by default, but that could in theory be bundled with dirmngr.

As you write, it is soon getting more and more complicated.  To me only
separating out dirmngr and gpg-wks-tools in a, say, gnupg-network may
make some sense soto support users who don't want any network access.



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