Subject: Re: adding gpg to src/gnu/dist
To: None <,>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 05/14/2004 20:29:08
On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 05:01:57PM -0700, Jon Buller wrote:
> Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
> > 
> > Uh, it's pretty hard to install packages on a system where pkg_add
> > "hasn't been ported or doesn't exist", isn't it?
> Unless I have (for the sake of a really sick example) a windows
> box with internet connectivity, and want to pull packages onto that
> box, verify them, and move them off (by sneakernet) to the "N"
> boxes where they are actually getting installed.
> Is anyone ever going to want to do something that lame?

Well, if he does, at least he can check S/MIME signatures with stuff
built into Windows (or just about any other operating system, these
days).  That's not the case for GPG signatures.