Aside: GPG-1.2 useless

Larry Ellis Larry_C_Ellis at
Thu Sep 26 16:01:02 CEST 2002

Hugh Daniel wrote:
>   Sadly GPG-1.2 still can not do the PGP2 protocol correctly, so it is
> only somewhat useful as a file integrity check system...still.
>   Quickly the failure is simple:
> ahost$ echo "This is a test." > foo
> ahost$ gpg --no-options --pgp2 --armor -r (((your_key))) --sign --encrypt
> ahost$ pgp2 foo.asc
> ...
> Unsupported packet format - you need a newer version of PGP for this file.
> ...

It looks like the problem is that gpg 1.20 is not setting "force-v3-sigs"
when --pgp2 is specifed.  If  "force-v3-sigs" is specified, the example
shown below works fine.

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