GnuPG version info from GPGME?

Robert J. Hansen rjh at
Fri Dec 2 15:20:50 CET 2016

I'm working on a command-line application to migrate profiles not just
between machines, but versions of GnuPG.  E.g., 1.4 on machine A -> 2.1
on machine B, or vice-versa.  For this, I need a way to discover which
version of GnuPG is currently installed.  A quick look through the GPGME
manual doesn't reveal anything.

Have I just overlooked it, or do I really need to launch gpg --version
and parse the output?

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