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Using GnuPG

September 14, 2021 | Reading Time: 4 min

GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG or GPG) is a free (as in freedom) software replacement for Symantec’s PGP cryptographic software suite, and is compliant with RFC 4880, the IETF standards-track specification of OpenPGP. Basically a piece of software that lets you generate public-private key pairs which can then be used for things like encrypting your mail, signing commits, storing passwords and more. Modern versions of PGP are interoperable with GnuPG and other OpenPGP-compliant systems.


Updating a Debian Package

September 14, 2021 | Reading Time: 8 min

Updating a Debian Package Every GNU/Linux distribution has their own package manager and package format. For Debian it’s apt and .deb. Debian packaging is quite interesting, there’s a fair bit of information that is included in a Debian source package. This page deals with updating a Debian package to a new upstream release. Preface When to update a package? How frequently a package is updated varies, from package to package. It’s usually as per the discretion of the maintainer of the package.