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setpref does not update preferences secret key, needed for export-secret-keys
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gpg --edit-key

Set symmetric cipher, hash, and compression preferences.

This sets the preferences in the public half of the key, i.e.,
~/.gnupg/pubring.gpg but does not set them in the private half of the key
secring.gpg. This can be seen with gpg --list-packets -v ~/.gnupg/secring.gpg

The problem then occurs when --export-secret-key is done. This exports from the
secret keyring, including the not-updated preferences.



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Note that ff you have the secret key you can set the preferences.

Can't be fixed in 1.4 or 2.0. Has been fixed in 2.1.