Presumably, if you use unix, you already know how to install packages. I will cover a from-source installation, but I won't cover the package management infrastructures for the various linux/unices. For that, suffice to say that some examples include "apt-get install gpg", "yum install gpg", "urpmi gpg", "up2date gpg", or "pkg-get install gpg". That said, a source installation would look like this:
$ wget ftp://ftp.gnupg.org/gcrypt/gnupg/gnupg-1.4.2.tar.bz2 $ tar jxf gnupg-1.4.2.tar.bz2 $ cd gnupg-1.4.2 $ ./configure $ make $ sudo make install
That'll install into /usr/local, you can change that by passing
--prefix=/some/path to the
The Windows installation has become significantly easier in the recent past. There is now a relatively intelligent installer that will do most of the work for you. This procedure is based on the documentation for Enigmail.
Note that if you have a previous installation of GnuPG that was done prior to the new installation, you should follow Enigmail's instructions for removing old GnuPG versions before proceeding.
;C:\Program Files\GnuPG(note the preceding semi-colon). Click
OKuntil you're out of the System dialog box.
gpg --version. If gnupg gives you this:
Then you're all done. However, if it says:
gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.1 Copyright (C) 2005 Free Software Foundation, Inc. This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY. This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details. Home: C:/Documents and Settings/bporter/application Data/GnuPG Supported algorithms: Pubkey: RSA, RSA-E, RSA-S, ELG-E, DSA Cipher: 3DES, CAST5, BLOWFISH, AES, AES192, AES256, TWOFISH Hash: MD5, SHA1, RIPEMD160, SHA256, SHA384, SHA512 Compression: Uncompressed, ZIP, ZLIB, BZIP2
Then something went wrong. If that's the case, you can try typing in:
'gpg' is not recognized as an internal or external command
(note the quotes). If that works, you only messed up changing your path, if it doesn't work, try re-installing. If your path isn't working but you're sure you did it right, try logging out and logging back in.
"C:\Program Files\GnuPG\gpg" --version
There is a Mac OS X package for GnuPG with a full Mac installer. It's about as easy as it gets. You can get it here.
There is also an excellent doc on installing and configuring the software here.