Will there be a newer version in 18.04?

Asked by Damiano Boppart

The Ubuntu releases since Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) have shipped with shipped with GnuPG 2.1.15 which was released on 2016-08-18. Currently, the upcoming 18.04 (Bionic) release also has this version [1]. Will GnuPG be upgraded to a more recent release until the release in April?

[1] https://packages.ubuntu.com/bionic/gnupg

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

18.04 isn't even in alpha one yet, nothing is set in stone yet. 17.10 is only 1 month out the door......

If there are significant bug and security fixes in the new version then please report a bug to highlight them.

Remember, 18.04 will be LTS so stability is king

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dkg (dkg0) said :

It is irresponsible to ship gnupg2 derived from 2.1.15 in an upcoming LTS.

Please sync either from debian stable (2.1.18 with loads of backported patches) or debian testing/unstable (2.2.4).

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karmen (blue-t) said :

Stability is king but running a version that is older than debian stable is a bad idea for LTS.
Therefore updating GPG as early as possible is important to ensure stability.

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