How To Install gpg-zip1 on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install gpg-zip1 on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update gpg-zip1 as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install gnupg1
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install gnupg1

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is gpg-zip1 and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install gpg-zip1 on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install gpg-zip1 on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install gpg-zip1 using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install gnupg1

Install gpg-zip1 on CentOS 8 using yum

Because gpg-zip1 is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install gpg-zip1 package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install gnupg1

How to upgrade (update) a single package gpg-zip1 using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like gpg-zip1 in this example you should use the following command:

yum update gnupg1

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade gnupg1

How to Upgrade gpg-zip1 on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update gnupg1

How To remove gpg-zip1 from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the gpg-zip1 package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove gnupg1

Extra info and code examples

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 RFC 4880. The gnupg1 package provides GnuPG 1.4, the "classic" standalone, non-modularized version. It is provided mainly for people with the need to use archaic cryptographic objects like PGPv3 keys to access archived messages. It does not support more recent cryptographic primitives like ECDSA or EdDSA. Please use the gnupg package instead unless you know for sure that you need gnupg1. The gnupg1 package is built without libcurl to minimize dependencies, so it does not support HKPS keyservers. Install the gnupg1-curl package if you want to use the keyserver helper tools built with libcurl and supporting HKPS.


You now have a full guide on how to install gpg-zip1 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the gpg-zip1 from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install gpg-zip1 on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install gpg-zip1 on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install gpg-zip1 on Kali Linux

How To Install gpg-zip1 on Debian 11

How To Install gpg-zip1 on CentOS 8

How To Install gpg-zip1 on Fedora 34