symmetric encryption broken

Florian Weimer fw at
Fri Mar 9 21:03:04 CET 2001

"Nathan Johnson" <johnsonn at> writes:

> For tests on my system, under no circumstance does symmetric encryption
> (gpg -c)
> work.  Files become scrambled, but never de-scrambled.  Files aren't even the
> same size after reversing the encryption.  I have tried various encryption and
> compression algorithms.

Do you use '--textmode'?  Is there are 'textmode' option in your
configuration file?

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