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, and optional software.

Name Version Date Size Tarball Signature
GnuPG modern 2.1.19 2017-03-01 6254k download download
GnuPG stable 2.0.30 2016-03-31 4311k download download
Libgpg-error 1.27 2017-02-28 794k download download
Libgcrypt 1.7.6 2017-01-18 2829k download download
Libksba 1.3.5 2016-08-22 606k download download
Libassuan 2.4.3 2016-07-14 546k download download
ntbTLS 0.1.1 2017-03-16 333k download download
nPth 1.3 2016-11-22 289k download download
Pinentry 1.0.0 2016-11-22 427k download download
GPGME 1.8.0 2016-11-16 1267k download download
GPA 0.9.10 2016-11-19 745k download download
Dirmngr 1.1.1 2013-04-26 554k download download

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


  • GnuPG stable (2.0) is the modularized version of GnuPG supporting OpenPGP, S/MIME, and Secure Shell.
  • GnuPG modern (2.1) is the brand new version with enhanced features like support for Elliptic Curve Cryptography. It will eventually replace the current stable (2.0)
  • GnuPG classic (1.4) is the old, single binary version which may be build even on ancient Unix platforms. It has no dependencies on the above listed libraries or the Pinnetry. However, it lacks many modern features.
  • Pinentry is a collection of passphrase entry dialogs which is required for almost all usages of GnuPG stable or modern (2.x).
  • GPGME is the standard library to access GnuPG functions from programming languages.
  • GPA is a graphical frontend to GnuPG.
  • Dirmngr is an optional tool for use with GnuPG stable (2.0). A modernized version is included in GnuPG modern (2.1)

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
Windows Gpg4win Installers for GnuPG stable
  download sig Simple installer for GnuPG modern
  download sig Simple installer for GnuPG classic
OS X Mac GPG Installer from the gpgtools project
  GnuPG for OS X Installer for GnuPG modern
Debian Debian site GnuPG stable and classic are part of Debian
RPM rpmfind RPM packages for different OS
Android Guardian project Provides a GnuPG 2.1 framework
VMS A port of GnuPG to OpenVMS
RISC OS home page Sources and binaries for RISC OS