How-to Download & Install gnupg on Mac 10.12 Sierra

gnupg Installation for Mac Sierra

The Mac Tutorial Shows You Step-by-step How-to Install the GnuPG Privacy Guard on Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra.

GnuPG is a complete and free implementation of the OpenPGP standard as defined by RFC4880 (also known as PGP).

GnuPG allows to encrypt and sign your data and communication, features a versatile key management system as well as access modules for all kinds of public key directories.

The gnupg package should also be part of MacPorts distribution but at the time some missing dependencies prevent the use.

gnupg Installation for Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra - Featured
  1. Open a Terminal Shell Emulator
    Applications > Utilities > Terminal
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

     - Open Terminal
  2. Firstly Install the Required MacPorts:

    MacPorts Installation Guide
  3. Install the Required Libraries

    sudo port install libgcrypt libassuan libksba
  4. Download the GnuPG 1.x Stable Source:

    Get GnuPG Stable Source Tar
  5. Double-Click on Archive to Extract

  6. Installing the GnuPG

    cd ~/Downloads/gnupg-1.*/
    sudo make install