Install GnuPG to Whonix-ws APP VM?

Hey guys,

I want to know how i can install GnuPG to Whonix-ws APP VM, because i want to verify the TOR Messanger.

Some people say it´s preinstalled, but i can´t find it in Qubes-Whonix.

Thank you :slight_smile:

Hi StuPiD123

GnuPG is in your $HOME directory. Its a hidden . (dot) directory so you need to use the "a" parameter. In your anon-whonix AppVM konsole run:

ls -a ~/

Your output should look something like this.

config .gnupg .profile .xchat2

To verify the gpg version, in anon-whonix konsole run:

gpg --version


gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.18
Copyright © 2014 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html
This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law


Installed by default in almost every linux distro.

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Thank you very much :slight_smile:

Small nit pick: gnupg’s user data folder is in the $HOME folder.

gnupg package is installed by default Individual files locations can be seen using apt-file list gnupg.

On Debian stretch based Whonix 14 it will be a good idea to migrate to:


I assumed this was the default for some time now. What needs to be done to migrate?

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