Fixed the bogus pgp2 clearsigs

Werner Koch
Thu, 20 May 1999 14:03:48 +0200

Jason Gunthorpe <> writes:

> I have tracked this down, the trouble seems to not be the gpg command but
> the file I am signing! [see below]
Thanks. The reason was quite simple: PGP2 does not think that a tab belongs to the set of white space characters. Yes, this is then easier to implement because you can simply count spaces and strip them when you read the end of the line. You can't do this if there is a miy of tabs and spaces. I applied a couple of patches to detect pgp2 generated clearsigs and to emit such bogus clearsig if either all recipient keys are old v3 RSA keys or option --rfc1991 is used. Will show up on the CVS in some minutes. -- Werner Koch at keyid 621CC013