Upgrade query

Robert J. Hansen rjh at sixdemonbag.org
Tue Sep 24 03:54:37 CEST 2019

Please send your email as plain text, not HTML.

> We're currently running 1.4.7 and want to install and use gpg on a new
> server.  I was hoping to install one of the latest perhaps...
> Can someone tell me if that is even possible?  I was hoping to just
> install the new one and then move my /.gnupg dir over there
> rock-n-roll..    Are these version compatible or do we need to just
> install that same old version? 

Migrating from 1.4 to 2.2 is not quite *that* simple, but it isn't hard.
 A while ago I put together some detailed how-to notes: let me dig them
up and I'll get back to you.

Some people will tell you that yes, you can just install-and-go.  It's
certainly possible to *for some users*, but there are corner cases that
can complicate things -- which is why a checklist is useful.

More information about the Gnupg-users mailing list