[Announce] GnuPG 2.2.34 (LTS) released
wk at gnupg.org
Mon Feb 7 22:17:27 CET 2022
We are pleased to announce the availability of a new GnuPG LTS release:
version 2.2.34. This release fixes a few minor problems and brings a
few new options to ease user support and large scale installations.
The LTS (long term support) series of GnuPG is guaranteed to be
maintained at least until the end of 2024. See
What is GnuPG
The GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG, GPG) is a complete and free implementation
of the OpenPGP and S/MIME standards.
GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign data and communication, features a
versatile key management system as well as access modules for public key
directories. GnuPG itself is a command line tool with features for easy
integration with other applications. The separate library GPGME provides
a uniform API to use the GnuPG engine by software written in common
programming languages. A wealth of frontend applications and libraries
making use of GnuPG are available. As an universal crypto engine GnuPG
provides support for S/MIME and Secure Shell in addition to OpenPGP.
GnuPG can be freely used, modified and distributed under the terms of
the GNU General Public License.
Noteworthy changes in version 2.2.34
* gpgconf: Backport the improved option reading and writing code
from 2.3. [rG7a3a1ef370,T4788]
* gpgconf: Do not list ignored options and mark forced options as
* gpgconf: Correctly show registry entries with --show-configs.
* gpgconf: Add command aliases -L, -K, and -R. [rGf16c535eee]
* gpgconf: Tweak the use of the ldapserver option. [T5801]
* gpgconf: Make "--launch gpg-agent" work again. [rG5a7ed6dd8f]
* gpg: Accept Ed25519 private keys in modernized encoding. [T5120]
* gpg: Fix adding the list of ultimate trusted keys. [T5742]
* gpgsm: New option --ignore-cert-with-oid. [rGbcf446b70c]
* dirmngr: Avoid initial delay on the first keyserver access in
presence of --no-use-tor. [rGdde88897e2]
* scdaemon: Also prefer Yubikeys if no reader port is given.
* agent: Make missing strings translatable and update German and
Japanese translations. [T4777]
* ssh: Fix adding an ed25519 key with a zero length comment. [T5794]
* gpgtar: Create and handle extended headers to support long file
* Fix the creation of socket directories under Windows for non-ascii
account names. [rG7d1215cb9c]
* Improve the registry HKCU->HKLM fallback. [rG96db487a4d]
* Prettify the --help output of most commands.
Getting the Software
Please follow the instructions found at <https://gnupg.org/download/> or
GnuPG 2.2.34 may be downloaded from one of the GnuPG mirror sites or
direct from its primary FTP server. The list of mirrors can be found at
<https://gnupg.org/download/mirrors.html>. Note that GnuPG is not
available at ftp.gnu.org.
The GnuPG source code compressed using BZIP2 and its OpenPGP signature
are available here:
An installer for Windows without any graphical frontend except for a
very minimal Pinentry tool is available here:
The source used to build the Windows installer can be found in the same
directory with a ".tar.xz" suffix.
Please note that a new version of Gpg4win 3 will not be published.
Gpg4win users should instead update to Gpg4win 4.0 which comes with the
current stable branch of GnuPG.
Checking the Integrity
In order to check that the version of GnuPG which you are going to
install is an original and unmodified one, you can do it in one of
the following ways:
* If you already have a version of GnuPG installed, you can simply
verify the supplied signature. For example to verify the signature
of the file gnupg-2.2.34.tar.bz2 you would use this command:
gpg --verify gnupg-2.2.34.tar.bz2.sig gnupg-2.2.34.tar.bz2
This checks whether the signature file matches the source file.
You should see a message indicating that the signature is good and
made by one or more of the release signing keys. Make sure that
this is a valid key, either by matching the shown fingerprint
against a trustworthy list of valid release signing keys or by
checking that the key has been signed by trustworthy other keys.
See the end of this mail for information on the signing keys.
* If you are not able to use an existing version of GnuPG, you have
to verify the SHA-1 checksum. On Unix systems the command to do
this is either "sha1sum" or "shasum". Assuming you downloaded the
file gnupg-2.2.34.tar.bz2, you run the command like this:
and check that the output matches the next line:
This version of GnuPG has support for 26 languages with Chinese
(traditional and simplified), Czech, French, German, Italian,
Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian being almost
Documentation and Support
The file gnupg.info has the complete reference manual of the system.
Separate man pages are included as well but they miss some of the
details available only in thee manual. The manual is also available
or can be downloaded as PDF at
You may also want to search the GnuPG mailing list archives or ask on
the gnupg-users mailing list for advise on how to solve problems. Most
of the new features are around for several years and thus enough public
experience is available. https://wiki.gnupg.org has user contributed
information around GnuPG and relate software.
In case of build problems specific to this release please first check
https://dev.gnupg.org/T5703 for updated information.
Please consult the archive of the gnupg-users mailing list before
reporting a bug: https://gnupg.org/documentation/mailing-lists.html.
We suggest to send bug reports for a new release to this list in favor
of filing a bug at https://bugs.gnupg.org. If you need commercial
support go to https://gnupg.com or https://gnupg.org/service.html.
If you are a developer and you need a certain feature for your project,
please do not hesitate to bring it to the gnupg-devel mailing list for
Since 2001 maintenance and development of GnuPG is done by g10 Code GmbH
and has mostly been financed by donations. Three full-time employed
developers as well as two contractors exclusively work on GnuPG and
closely related software like Libgcrypt, GPGME and Gpg4win.
Fortunately, and this is still not common with free software, we have
now established a way of financing the development while keeping all our
software free and freely available for everyone. Our model is similar
to the way RedHat manages RHEL and Fedora: Except for the actual binary
of the MSI installer for Windows and client specific configuration
files, all the software is available under the GNU GPL and other Open
Source licenses. Thus customers may even build and distribute their own
version of the software as long as they do not use our trademark
We like to thank all the nice people who are helping the GnuPG project,
be it testing, coding, translating, suggesting, auditing, administering
the servers, spreading the word, answering questions on the mailing
lists, or helping with donations.
*Thank you all*
Your GnuPG hackers
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List of Release Signing Keys:
To guarantee that a downloaded GnuPG version has not been tampered by
malicious entities we provide signature files for all tarballs and
binary versions. The keys are also signed by the long term keys of
their respective owners. Current releases are signed by one or more
of these keys:
rsa3072 2017-03-17 [expires: 2027-03-15]
5B80 C575 4298 F0CB 55D8 ED6A BCEF 7E29 4B09 2E28
Andre Heinecke (Release Signing Key)
ed25519 2020-08-24 [expires: 2030-06-30]
6DAA 6E64 A76D 2840 571B 4902 5288 97B8 2640 3ADA
Werner Koch (dist signing 2020)
ed25519 2021-05-19 [expires: 2027-04-04]
AC8E 115B F73E 2D8D 47FA 9908 E98E 9B2D 19C6 C8BD
Niibe Yutaka (GnuPG Release Key)
brainpoolP256r1 2021-10-15 [expires: 2029-12-31]
02F3 8DFF 731F F97C B039 A1DA 549E 695E 905B A208
GnuPG.com (Release Signing Key 2021)
The keys are available at https://gnupg.org/signature_key.html and
in any recently released GnuPG tarball in the file g10/distsigkey.gpg .
Note that this mail has been signed by a different key.
Die Gedanken sind frei. Ausnahmen regelt ein Bundesgesetz.
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