Trouble installing Version 2.1 on Debian Jessie

Wouter Verhelst w at
Sun Apr 30 11:45:12 CEST 2017

On Sat, Apr 29, 2017 at 09:03:14PM -0700, Rex Kneisley wrote:
> Hello All,
> I'm trying to install version 2.1 the "Debian way"..
> According to dkg's web-log entry titled "GnuPG 2.1.0 in debian experimental"
> I should use experimental.

This is no longer the case; GnuPG 2.1 is in Debian unstable (and has
been for a while).

Just installing that from unstable, however, will have bad side effects
for other software on your system, so I recommend against it (see also

Instead, it's better to run a backport. First, remove the experimental
repositories, and add a deb-src line for testing to your sources.list.
Then, run:

apt-get build-dep gnupg
apt-get -b source gnupg

This will take a while. If all goes well, and there are no dependencies
needed from unstable (I haven't checked), you'll end up with gnupg
packages that you can install on your jessie machine.

< ron> I mean, the main *practical* problem with C++, is there's like a dozen
       people in the world who think they really understand all of its rules,
       and pretty much all of them are just lying to themselves too.
 -- #debian-devel, OFTC, 2016-02-12

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