Issue with certain key

David Shaw dshaw at
Thu Feb 23 20:26:20 CET 2006

On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 06:55:02PM +0100, Christian Biere wrote:
> Hi,
> I cannot retrieve this key using GnuPG on NetBSD:
> gpg: requesting key FC05DA69 from hkp server
> gpg: mpi larger than indicated length (2 bytes)
> gpg: read_block: read error: invalid packet
> gpg: Total number processed: 0
> gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
> All checks pass when I run "make check". I've also tried
> Is there something wrong with this key?
> According to its owner, it's alright. So it must be a bug,
> right?

Yes.  There are corrupt signatures on that key.  GnuPG 1.4.3 has code
to skip the corrupt signatures rather than reject the whole key.


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