Note that you may also 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.

Source code releases

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 software. 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 software 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.

Name Version Date Size Tarball Signature
GnuPG 2.3.8 2022-10-13 7465k download download
GnuPG (LTS) 2.2.40 2022-10-10 7130k download download
GnuPG Desktop 2022-10-19 208M download download
Libgpg-error 1.46 2022-10-07 990k download download
Libgcrypt 1.10.1 2022-03-28 3689k download download
Libgcrypt (LTS) 1.8.9 2022-02-07 2918k download download
Libksba 1.6.2 2022-10-07 652k download download
Libassuan 2.5.5 2021-03-22 558k download download
ntbTLS 0.3.1 2022-04-07 343k download download
nPth 1.6 2018-07-16 293k download download
Pinentry 1.2.1 2022-08-24 534k download download
GPGME 1.18.0 2022-08-10 1721k download download
Scute 1.7.0 2021-01-07 831k download download
GPA 0.10.0 2018-10-16 745k download download
GnuPG 1.4 1.4.23 2018-06-11 3661k download download

GnuPG distributions are signed. It is wise and more secure to check out for their integrity.


  • GnuPG Desktop® is an AppImage for Linux featuring the current GnuPG version and Kleopatra, its advanced graphical user interface. This is only the source code; for the actual AppImage see below. This AppImage can be used on almost all 64bit x86 Linux versions.
  • Pinentry is a collection of passphrase entry dialogs which is required for almost all usages of GnuPG.
  • GPGME is the standard library to access GnuPG functions from programming languages.
  • Scute is a PKCS#11 provider on top of GnuPG.
  • GPA is a graphical frontend to GnuPG.
  • GnuPG 1.4 is the old, single binary version which still support the unsafe PGP-2 keys. This branch has no dependencies on the above listed libraries or the Pinentry. However, it lacks many modern features and will receive only important updates.

GnuPG binary releases

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.

OS Where Description
Linux download sig GnuPG Desktop® AppImage with the current GnuPG
Windows Gpg4win Full featured Windows version of GnuPG
  download sig Simple installer for the current GnuPG
  download sig Simple installer for GnuPG 1.4
OS X Mac GPG Installer from the gpgtools project
  GnuPG for OS X Installer for GnuPG
Debian Debian site GnuPG is part of Debian
RPM rpmfind RPM packages for different OS
Android Guardian project Provides a GnuPG framework
VMS A port of GnuPG 1.4 to OpenVMS
RISC OS home page A port of GnuPG to RISC OS

End-of-life announcements

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 most 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 (2) 2004-12-16
  2.0 2017-12-31 2006-11-11
  2.2 2024-12-31 (1) 2014-11-06
  2.3 tba 2021-04-07
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 2024-12-31 (1) 2017-07-18
  1.9 2024-03-31 2021-01-19
  1.10 tba 2022-02-01
  • (1): Long Term Support; eol date likely to be prolonged
  • (2): Legacy version; see remarks above.
  • tba: To be announced.