Subject: pkg/11876: gnupg pkg doesn't provide option to enable IDEA
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 01/02/2001 23:05:13
>Number:         11876
>Category:       pkg
>Synopsis:       gnupg pkg doesn't provide option to enable IDEA
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    pkg-manager
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Jan 02 23:05:00 PST 2001
>Originator:     Luke Mewburn
>Release:        1.5
Luke Mewburn  <>
Luke Mewburn     <>
Wasabi Systems - providing NetBSD sales, support and service.
System: NetBSD 1.5_BETA2 NetBSD 1.5_BETA2 (ARGO) #0: Thu Nov 16 19:55:34 EST 2000 i386

	i was playing around with the gnupg package (because pgp2 and
	pgp5 both didn't seem to do what I wanted wrt compatibility
	with various key formats, etc) and noticed that by default
	IDEA support isn't provided in gnupg (because it's patented)

	there is a known workaround listed on the gnupg web site:

	try to read a message encrypted using IDEA (pgp2 messages?),
	and watch gpg fail with:
		gpg: protection algorithm 1 is not supported

	in short, grab
	compile it up with:
		gcc -Wall -O2 -shared -fPIC -o idea idea.c
	install as
	add to ~/.gnupg/options:
		load-extension idea

	btw: i'm not asking for this to be done by default in the
	gnupg package. however, having it done if mk.conf
	USE_IDEA==yes would be convenient.