Re: R-alpha: R and Linux RedHat-4.1

Kurt Hornik (
Wed, 26 Mar 1997 07:19:13 +0100

Date: Wed, 26 Mar 1997 07:19:13 +0100
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From: Kurt Hornik <>
To: Thomas Lumley <>
Subject: Re: R-alpha: R and Linux RedHat-4.1
In-Reply-To: <Pine.SUN.3.91.970325085438.12277A-100000@chekov>

>>>>> Thomas Lumley writes:

> On Tue, 25 Mar 1997, Kurt Hornik wrote:
>> > with a PGP signature.  I'm just tossing out the idea that it may be a
>> > good idea to determine a way in which "official" R binary
>> > distributions or add-on libraries could have digital signatures on
>> > them.  
>> Hmm ... I like that idea although we haven't put PGP signatures on any
>> of our Debian packages yet.  Are you thinking of providing one package
>> per R package?

> I also like the idea of PGP signatures in principle.  On the other
> hand as a non-resident alien in the USA I am one of the few people who
> can't legally obtain either version of PGP, so it's a bit academic to
> me.

You're right ... I think that e.g. in France everything concerned with
PGP is forbidden.  Martyn?

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