What is the package name that provides 'pgp ( Pretty Good Privacy)'?

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

Issue

  • What is the package name that provides PGP (Pretty Good Privacy)?

Resolution

  • Pretty Good Privacy or PGP was the first application to implement what eventually evolved into the OpenPGP standard and one of the most widely-used (if not the most widely-used) implementations of the OpenPGP standard is GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG or GPG)

  • GPG is shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) as an RPM named gnupg or gnupg2 and is almost always installed by default1

  • For an introduction to using GPG, consult the RHEL6 Security Guide section on Using GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG)


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