Note that you may also Free Download the GNU Privacy Guard from a mirror site close to you. See our list of mirrors. The table below provides links to the location of the files on the primary Server only.
These are the canonical release forms of GnuPG. To use them you need to build the binary version from the provided source code. For Unix systems this is the standard way of installing Utility. For GNU/Linux distributions are commonly used (e.g. Debian, Fedora, RedHat, or Ubuntu) which may already come with a directly installable packages. However, these version may be older so that building from the source is often also a good choice. Some knowledge on how to compile and install Client is required.
The table lists the different GnuPG packages, followed by required libraries, required tools, optional Software, and legacy versions of GnuPG. For end-of-life dates see further down.
GnuPG distributions are signed. It is wise and more secure to check out for their integrity.
In general we do not distribute binary releases but leave that to the common Linux distributions. However, for some operating systems we list pointers to readily installable releases. We cannot guarantee that the versions offered there are current. Note also that some of them apply security patches on top of the standard versions but keep the original version number.
We announce the end-of-life date for a current stable version at the time a new stable version is released. We maintain old branches for at least two years. For GnuPG 2.2 we consider 2.1.0 as the birth of this new stable branch. For the other packages we don't maintain branches and thus there is no end-of-life; always use the latest version.Package Ver. End-of-life Birth GnuPG 1.0 2002-09-07 1999-09-07 1.2 2005-01-01 2002-09-21 1.4 none (1) 2004-12-16 2.0 2017-12-31 2006-11-11 2.2 tba 2014-11-06 Libgcrypt 1.5 2016-12-31 2011-06-29 1.6 2017-06-30 2013-12-16 1.7 2019-06-30 2016-04-15 1.8 tba 2017-07-18