Change in behaviour for invalid crypto engine

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at
Tue May 9 00:21:08 CEST 2017

Hi Avram--

On Sun 2017-05-07 00:13:41 -0400, Avram Lubkin wrote:
> I'm using GPGME through the pygpgme and noticed a change in behavior from
> the Centos 7 version (1.3.2) and the Fedora 25 version (1.8.0) when an
> invalid crypto engine path is used. pygpgme hasn't been updated in years
> and the versions are the same, so it seems like the difference is farther
> down the stack in GPGME.

fwiw, gpgme itself ships a python binding (named "gpg") as part of
1.8.0.  that binding is maintained upstream, and you're probably better
off in the long term using it instead of pygpgme.

sorry to not have a concrete answer to your question about pygpgme, just
wanted to clarify the support situation going forward.


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