GPG_NAME vs. --gpg2-is-gpg vs. documentation vs. installation

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Fri Apr 1 00:33:29 CEST 2016

On Wed 2016-03-30 10:53:20 -0400, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> defines a GPG_NAME variable that determines what we call
> gpg.  it also offers a --gpg2-is-gpg option, which sets the config
> variable NAME_OF_INSTALLED_GPG.  These can be set independently from one
> another, which is a little confusing, and NAME_OF_INSTALLED_GPG does
> *not* set GPG_NAME if it is not otherwise set.

One other confusing option along these lines is PACKAGE_GT -- should
PACKAGE_GT remain gnupg2?


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