RSA & IDEA Howto (Was Re: Signing (with) old pgp 2 keys)

rguyom at rguyom at
Sun Sep 19 23:48:03 CEST 1999

Hi all,

Sorry to post this personal message to gnupg-devel, but I couldn't find
another way :-/

On Tue, Jul 20, 1999 at 14:28:43 +0200, Remi Guyomarch wrote :
> On Tue, Jul 20, 1999 at 12:57:10PM +0200, Michael Roth wrote:
> [...] 
> > Currently it is not possible to create PGP 2.6 compliant signatures with
> > GnuPG. However, you could decrypt and verify messages signed with PGP 2.6
> > using GnuPG without problems. The reason is that GnuPG doesn't use
> > tempfiles which were necessary to create PGP 2.6 compliant signatures. To
> > check such signatures it isn't necessary to use tempfiles. However, their
> > is work on a frontend to GnuPG in progress which will create PGP 2.6
> > compliants signatures. Please note: This tool is not yet finished.
> > 
> > You could not create convetionally encrypted messages readable for PGP 2.6
> > nor could you decrypt such messages created from PGP 2.6 with GnuPG.
> I patched GnuPG to solve these issues. For various reasons
> (see and
> this patch won't be integrated into GnuPG.
> But I still maintain it for my own usage. I can email to anyon+e
> requesting it the diff between the current GnuPG and my version
> (don't try the patch in my original message).

Two persons mailed me privately about this patch and I mailed it back
to them. Unfortunately, due to a disk crash I lost it (and everything
else...). Can these persons get in touch with me ?

PS: Backups ? What do you mean by backups ?
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