GnuPG 2.2 on elder Debian & Ubuntu distros

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Fri Oct 27 16:06:55 CEST 2017


As a number of GNU distributions are still around and maintained, 
the questions comes up: How does someone get packages
for GnuPG 2.2?

Right now I focus on deb based systems:

  Debian Jessie, Stretch
  Ubuntu LTS 12.04, 14.06, 16.04

There is a difference in packaging as
  Jessie and Ubuntu LTS still have gnupg and gnupg2
  Stretch (and Ubuntu 17.04) already have done the jump to 2.1.x
  replacing GnuPG 1.4.x in the gnupg package.

So how would a good packaging for these systems work?
(Intevation has a potential customer that is interested in a packaging for 
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for instance.)
Is somebody already working on it?

Build instructions for 2.2.1 could help other users as well.
Here is one I've found for some Ubuntu versions:

== potential advantages of GnuPG 2.2
* GnuPG 2.0.x is running out of support
| the 2.0.x series which will reach end-of-life on 2017-12-31
* ECC support
* (for some public agencies)  GnuPG 2.2/Gpg4win aims for an approval to handle 
governmental documents that are classified 'restricted' ('VS-NUR FÜR DEN 
DIENSTGEBRAUCH') by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).

Best Regards,

--   +49 541 33 508 3-3
Intevation GmbH, Osnabrück, DE; Amtsgericht Osnabrück, HRB 18998
Geschäftsführer Frank Koormann, Bernhard Reiter, Dr. Jan-Oliver Wagner
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