[aur-general] Fwd: gnupg-largekeys in AUR

Jerome Leclanche adys.wh at gmail.com
Thu Nov 28 10:49:59 EST 2013

What's the outcome on this? I'm interested in large keys in default gnupg.

That said, is there a reason why the patch isnt upstream yet?
J. Leclanche

On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 3:12 AM, Ido Rosen <ido at kernel.org> wrote:
> Hi,
>   I've added gnupg-largekeys, which is the gnupg from Core, but patched to
> extend the maximum key size to 65535 bits.  Please note that unpatched
> versions of gnupg can only import/encrypt to/verify signatures of key sizes
> up to 16384 bits large, so you could keep your key sizes less than or equal
> to that size for compatibility.
> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/gnupg-largekeys
> I think gnupg2-large-keys.patch would be a great addition into the Arch
> Core gnupg package, if not in its current form then at least modifying it
> to increase the max key size to 16384 instead of 65535.  For some
> interesting numbers, take a look at
> http://www.ecrypt.eu.org/documents/D.SPA.20.pdf (especially Table 7.2, see
> 15424 bit RSA keys).  Basically, it'd be nice for users to be able to
> create keys larger than 4096 bits.
> Cheers,
> Ido

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