advice please

Steve Butler sbutler at
Mon Dec 28 22:52:54 CET 2015

I see the attached when I do the search in Software Center on Ubuntu 15.10.

Stephen M. Butler, PMP, PSM
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-----Original Message-----
From: Gnupg-users [mailto:gnupg-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Jay Sulzberger
Sent: Monday, December 28, 2015 12:02 PM
To: GnuPG-users at
Subject: Re: advice please

On Sun, 27 Dec 2015, Rob Landau <landaurob at> wrote:

> Good day,  I have just received my first Linux system (Ubuntu 14.04)  
> It has Seahorse installed, but I don't see any GnuPG application.  How 
> can I determine if there is a GnuPG installed, and if so where to find it.
> Searching the Dash for GnuPG reveals nothing, and there doesn't appear 
> to be any program in the Ubuntu Software Center
> Cheers   ~Rob

I use Debian.  On my system, if I open a terminal, and then, whether I am root or no, give the command:

   apt-cache search gnupg

apt returns a long list of packages.  Here are the last few:

pinentry-tty - minimal dumb-terminal PIN or pass-phrase entry for GnuPG python-gnupg - Python wrapper for the GNU Privacy Guard (Python 2.x) python3-gnupg - Python wrapper for the GNU Privacy Guard (Python 3.x) libqca2-plugin-gnupg - transitional package for libqca2-plugins signing-party - Various OpenPGP related tools gnupg-doc - GNU Privacy Guard documentation gnupg-agent - GNU privacy guard - cryptographic agent
gnupg2 - GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement (new v2.x) gnupg2-dbg - debugging symbols for gnupg2 gpgsm - GNU privacy guard - S/MIME version scdaemon - GNU privacy guard - smart card support

On Debian, if you are connected to the Net, and if you do, as root;

   apt-get update

and then

   apt-get install gnupg-doc gnupg-agent gnupg2

apt should install the above three packages.

Likely Ubuntu has a "GUI" wrapper or an equivalent for apt.  I'd have guessed that the "Ubuntu Software Center" would be it, and that the USC would show you gnupg easily.


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