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Hi, may I know how to downgrade gpg? I just upgraded it to 2.2.32, and would like to downgrade it.

Thank you!

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You should never ever downgrade. What is the problem with the new 2.2.32?

The usual procedure for downgrading is

  1. Uninstall the currently installed version
  2. Install the older version

But, as Werner wrote, it's usually not a good idea to downgrade a piece of software because often newer versions contain security fixes that you don't want to miss.

Thank you so much for your explanation.
I just want to try with older version. Because when I try to run

gpg --keyserver --send-keys <keyID>

It shows error:

gpg: sending key A25577D560B77ECE to hkp://
gpg: keyserver send failed: Operation timed out
gpg: keyserver send failed: Operation timed out

You try with 2.2.27, and it works.

And it shows

gpg: It is only intended for test purposes and should NOT be
gpg: used in a production environment or with production keys!

May I uninstall the development version and use the stable version?

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