Bug fixes and more PGP 5 stuff

Werner Koch wk at isil.d.shuttle.de
Thu Apr 9 14:13:43 CEST 1998


I have just uploaded a new release to

ftp://ftp.guug.de/pub/gcrypt/gnupg-0.2.15.tar.gz (507k)

I checked this release on two linux boxes and on a Alpha.

    * Fixed a bug with the old checksum calculation for secret keys.
      If you run the program without --batch, a warning does inform
      you if your secret key needs to be converted; simply use
      --change-passphrase to recalculate the checksum. Please do this
      soon, as the compatible mode will be removed sometime in the future.

    * CAST5 works (using the PGP's special CFB mode).

    * Again somewhat more PGP 5 compatible.

    * Some new test cases

PGP signing does not work anymore - I did not found the bug; the new 
tests work on PGP 5 generated keyrings and use DSA and CAST5 successfully;
a decryption of a PGP5 created file works (decrypt-dsa.test) but
a verification of a PGP5 created signature does not work (no test case).

The stuff compiles fine on a Alpha but it has some problems with the secret 
key protecting.  Although I have access to a really big Alpha, it is
a very lengthly process to debug something over the internet - so any
help is greatly appreciated - please tell me if you like to work on this
and I can elaborate on the checksum error problem and my last bug fix.

g10/gpgd (the keyserver) does not yet work ;-)

Werner                      (finger gcrypt at ftp.guug.de for info about GnuPG)

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