BUG: gpg 1.4.9 opens --attribute-file in text mode
adam at adammil.net
Wed Jul 2 01:12:15 CEST 2008
On the official Windows build of GPG 1.4.9 available from www.gnupg.org,
GPG opens the --attribute-file in text mode, causing all LF characters
to be converted to CR LF. Since the attribute data is binary, this
This also seems to happen with --attribute-fd, at least if the file
descriptor is 2.
I looked in the source, and the --attribute-file is opened with
gpg.c:open_info_file(), which doesn't specify O_BINARY if for_write is
true (which it is in this case).
The --attribute-fd is opened with iobuf.c:iobuf_translate_file_handle(),
which also doesn't specify O_BINARY.
I would add a 'binary' (or 'text') parameter to these two functions and
then add the O_BINARY or O_TEXT flags appropriately.
-- Adam M.
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