gpg: fatal: zlib inflate problem

Werner Koch wk at
Wed Nov 4 21:29:28 CET 1998

Cees van de Griend <cees-list at> writes:

> With large files and decrypt I got some errors. I noticed if I used
> the 'no commpression option' (-z0), there were no errors. Only with 
> z1 .. z9 were there errors. Also random data and gziped data (almost
> My system uses zlib 1.1.2.

There is a bug in zlib which is fixed in zlib 1.1.3 - I look forward
to add some configure checks for a good zlib and put 1.13. into the

Thanks for telling this the folks here,


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