compilation information ?

brian m. carlson sandals at
Wed Mar 14 05:44:39 CET 2012

On Mon, Mar 12, 2012 at 01:24:06PM -0400, vedaal at wrote:
> Is there any command that tells how the gnupg version was compiled?
> gpg --version  
> doesn't list it.
> A simple way to find out is to do 
> gpg --armor filename 
> [or any other command resulting in gpg .asc file],
> and the information will be listed in the version line,
> i.e.
> Version: GnuPG v1.4.12 (Cygwin)
> Is there any way to find out without performing a gpg function on a 
> file?

From looking at the source, I don't believe so.  Note that the only case
in which you have more than one option is Windows/DOS.  For other
platforms, the binary is always compiled in the ordinary way.  I expect
exposing this information was not considered to be terribly important
since most platforms don't have this issue.

brian m. carlson / brian with sandals: Houston, Texas, US
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