GPG v1.2.3 decryption of large files

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Fri Mar 11 20:03:05 CET 2011

On Mar 11, 2011, at 10:45 AM, Anjul Narain Varma wrote:
> Actually my client (a bank in this case) is using GPG 1.2.3 and does not want to upgrade right away. Is there a patch available for GPG 1.2.3 which can fix this issue ? Appreciate any help.

You can make a patch yourself:

curl '' -o gnupg-1.4.11.tar.bz2
curl '' -o gnupg-1.2.3.tar.bz2
tar xf
tar xf gnupg-1.4.11.tar.bz2
diff -dur gnupg-1.2.3 gnupg-1.4.11 > patch.txt

If you didn't want all of the changes and fixes made since v1.2.3, feel free to edit the patch.txt to only include a subset. 


PS: gnutar might need a -j flag..

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