Installing gnupg on Snow Leopard

It’s an increasingly un-secure environment out there. PGP helps but its bit of a bear to install and run. Using this for Mozilla’s Thunderbird.

Original install from


1. Open a terminal session.

$ curl -O
$ curl -O

2. Validate the files with

$ openssl sha1 gnupg-1.4.11.tar.g

3. Unpack the files.

tar -xvf gnupg-1.4.11.tar.gz

4. Change into the directory

5. Get ready to compile for both 32 and 64 bit with

./configure CFLAGS="-arch x86_64 -arch i386" --disable-dependency-tracking --disable-asm
6. Compile
make -j2
-j2 to use both core. Replace the 2 with the total number of cores on your system
7. Then install with
sudo make install

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