--digest-algo ignored on gnupg-1.4.9?

Doug Barton dougb at dougbarton.us
Wed Jan 5 21:02:47 CET 2011

On 01/05/2011 10:37, freejack at is-not-my.name wrote:
> Hi, it appears --digest-algo is ignored for symmetric encryption using gpg
> 1.4.9. I was able to verify --cipher-algo does work but for some reason no
> matter what I specify for --digest-algo I always get RIPEMD160 as the hash
> according to --list-packets and pgpdump. It's definitely looking at what I
> specify for --digest-algo because an invalid value produces an error message
> "selected digest algorithm is invalid" but good values specified seem to be
> ignored and no warning message is issued.

If you have a 1024 bit dsa key this is likely the cause. To help you 
more we'd need to know what kind of key you have, and what you're 
setting for disgest-algo. Also, Robert's reply was correct too. :)




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