Default algorithm and gpgme questions

Hans Alves alves.h88 at
Tue Feb 15 22:53:11 CET 2011

El Tue, 15-02-2011 a las 15:15 -0500, Jerry escribió: 
> On Tue, 15 Feb 2011 19:11:24 +0100
> Hans Alves <alves.h88 at> articulated:
> > Hey,
> > 
> > I noticed that when I use a symetric cipher, the default algorithm is
> > CAST5 which allways gives me this warning when decrypting:
> > gpg: WARNING: message was not integrity protected
> > So, is there a way to change the default algorithm to AES or TWOFISH 
> > without having to specify it as a command-line option every time?
> > 
> > I also noticed that GPGME always uses /usr/bin/gpg even though I have
> > a later version installed at /usr/local/bin/gpg can I get GPGME to
> > use the newer version, and if yes, how?
> Why can't you just link them?
Yes, I should have thought of that. Thanks. 
Just wondering though, /usr/local/bin/gpg is the first one in the path,
if I just run gpg from a terminal that one is used. So why does gpgme
use the other one?

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