gnupg-agent - GNU privacy guard - cryptographic agent

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename gnupg-agent_2.1.11-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Package name gnupg-agent
Package version 2.1.11
Package release 6ubuntu2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category utils
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 233.09 KB
Installed size 952.00 KB
GnuPG is GNU's tool for secure communication and data storage.
It can be used to encrypt data and to create digital signatures.
It includes an advanced key management facility and is compliant
with the proposed OpenPGP Internet standard as described in RFC4880.
This package contains the agent program gpg-agent which handles all
secret key material for OpenPGP and S/MIME use.  The agent also
provides a passphrase cache, which is used by pre-2.1 versions of
GnuPG for OpenPGP operations.


Package Version Architecture Repository
gnupg-agent_2.1.11-6ubuntu2.1_amd64.deb 2.1.11 amd64 Ubuntu Updates Main
gnupg-agent_2.1.11-6ubuntu2.1_i386.deb 2.1.11 i386 Ubuntu Updates Main
gnupg-agent_2.1.11-6ubuntu2_i386.deb 2.1.11 i386 Ubuntu Main
gnupg-agent - - -


Name Value
libassuan0 >= 2.3.0
libc6 >= 2.15
libgcrypt20 >= 1.6.1
libgpg-error0 >= 1.14
libnpth0 >= 0.90
libreadline6 >= 6.0
pinentry -
pinentry-curses -


Name Value
newpg -


Name Value
gnupg2 << 2.0.18-2
gpgsm << 2.0.18-2
newpg -


Type URL
Binary Package gnupg-agent_2.1.11-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Source Package gnupg2

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install gnupg-agent deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install gnupg-agent




2016-04-08 - Dimitri John Ledkov <>
gnupg2 (2.1.11-6ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium
* Fix upstart user-session integration with new pinentry:
- restart gpg-agent, once dbus is started, such that agent has DBUS
session environemnt set and can connect to the pinentry-gnome3 Closes:
#790316 Closes: #795368 LP: #1566928
- use gpgconf to launch/kill gpg-agent and to check settings
2016-03-30 - Mario Limonciello <>
gnupg2 (2.1.11-6ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* Adds support for --pinentry= argument for gpgme1.0 (LP: #1564234)
* Merge with debian, remaining changes:
- Add udev rules to give gpg access to some smartcard readers;
Debian #543217.
- debian/gnupg2.udev: udev rules to set ACLs on SCM smartcard readers.
- Add upstart user job for gpg-agent.
* Dropped no longer applicable changes in merge:
- Drop sh prefix from openpgp test environment as it leads to exec
invocations of sh /bin/bash leading to syntax errors from sh.  Fixes
FTBFS detected in Ubuntu saucy archive rebuild.
- debian/control: drop dirmngr to Suggests as it is in universe.
- gcc5-fix.patch: add upstream fix for an optimization issue when
compiling with gcc 5.
2016-03-01 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
gnupg2 (2.1.11-6) unstable; urgency=medium
* avoid FTBFS with patch from upstream (Closes: #814842)
* bumped standards-version to 3.9.7 (no changes needed)
2016-02-04 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
gnupg2 (2.1.11-5) unstable; urgency=medium
* taking over gpgv-udeb from gnupg 1.4 packaging
* debian/control: use secure transport for Vcs-* and Homepage
2016-02-03 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
gnupg2 (2.1.11-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* disable gpgtar, since it is causing unpredictable testsuite failures
and we don't ship it anyway.
2016-01-28 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
gnupg2 (2.1.11-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* trying again to get a proper dump of the gpgtar.test.log. sigh.
2016-01-28 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
gnupg2 (2.1.11-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* added temporary hook to view failing gpgtar test output on build
daemons since i can't replicate the failures on my own build systems.
2016-01-25 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
gnupg2 (2.1.11-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* new upstream release
- drops buggy attempt to detect duplicate keys (Closes: #807819)
* removed -dbg package, since we have automatic -dbgsym packages now
* removed undocumented gpgkey2ssh; use gpg --export-ssh-key instead
2015-12-12 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
gnupg2 (2.1.10-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* avoid infinite loop when doing --gen-revoke by fingerprint
2015-12-11 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <>
gnupg2 (2.1.10-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* actually use sks-keyservers CA by default if the user asks for
* move ownership of some files in /usr/share/gnupg2/ to more appropriate
owners like gpgsm and dirmngr.

See Also

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gnupg-doc_2003.04.06+dak1-1ubuntu1_all.deb GNU Privacy Guard documentation
gnupg2_2.1.11-6ubuntu2_amd64.deb GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement (new v2.x)
gnupg_1.4.20-1ubuntu3_amd64.deb GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement
gnutls-doc_3.4.10-4ubuntu1_all.deb GNU TLS library - documentation and examples
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golang-1.6-go_1.6.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb Go programming language compiler, linker, compiled stdlib
golang-1.6-race-detector-runtime_0.0+svn252922-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb Runtime support for Go's race detector
golang-1.6-src_1.6.1-0ubuntu1_amd64.deb Go programming language - source files
golang-1.6_1.6.1-0ubuntu1_all.deb Go programming language compiler - metapackage
golang-check.v1-dev_0.0+git20150729.11d3bc7-2_all.deb Rich testing extension for Go's testing package
golang-context-dev_0.0~git20140604.1.14f550f-1_all.deb General purpose registry for global request variables
golang-dbus-dev_2-1ubuntu1_all.deb Go client bindings for D-Bus
golang-doc_1.6-1ubuntu4_all.deb Go programming language - documentation