GnuPG 0.9.10 interoperability with PGP 6.0.2i and 6.5.1

Phil Brooke Phil Brooke <>
Tue, 24 Aug 1999 22:49:57 +0000 (GMT)

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On 21 Aug 1999, Christophe Labouisse wrote:

> > User A is using GnuPG 0.9.10 on Linux.
> > User B is using PGP 6.0.2i on Win98.
> > User C is using PGP 6.5.1 on Linux.
> > User A can read encrypted and/or signed messages from user B.
> > User B can only read encrypted messages from user A, but cannot verify
> > signatures from user A. (The error is `bad signature from....')
> > User C has the same problem as user B wrt user A.
> I post a bug report for a similar problem a couple of days ago. I find
> out that gnupg clear signatures cannot be verified by pgp 5.0i while
> "not clear" signatures work. I finally find out that the problem came
> from tab chars.
Alas, the file concerned (a posting I grabbed from rec.humor.funny...) has no tab characters (at least, I couldn't spot any using cat). On deeper inspection, the problem affects both clear-signing and armoured signing. I have uploaded some files to my WWW site: A public key. A clear-signed file. An armoured signed file. Can anyone determine why PGP6.x.x complains of a bad signature on these files? Phil. -- Dr Phillip J. Brooke --Multipart_Sat_Aug_21_12:24:55_1999-1--