I guess I need to start figuring out this encryption thing. So, I'd like to start with GnuPG and some of its add-ons. From Software Manager, I see that I've currently got both versions 1.4.16 (classic) and 2.0.22 (stable) installed. From several posts on these forums, I understand that I need to leave 1.4 there for Mint's use. But, the GnuPG site also talks about their 2.1.x (modern) versions. In their Announcements for these versions, they say that the classic version can co-exist with either the stable or modern versions, but the stable and modern versions are mutually exclusive (i.e., chose one of those two). In their release Announcements for the stable versions, they say:
If you are new to GnuPG please consider to use the "modern" version 2.1.7.
Since I AM new to this, should I uninstall 2.0.22 and make an attempt at somehow installing the latest modern version (2.1.16 according to
Also, since this is security software, should I make the attempt to update the classic version to the latest release (1.4.20 according to
Similarly, if I should keep the stable version over the modern version, should I update that to it's latest (2.0.30)?
Distro: (back to) Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa, Kernel: 4.4.0-51-generic x86_64 (64 bit), Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.8