bus error under IRIX 6.5

Jim Van Zandt jrv@kosh.mitre.org
Thu, 17 Aug 2000 15:30:02 -0400 (EDT)

I get a bus error trying to decrypt:
  kosh:~/t$ gpg --verbose <edate
  gpg: armor header: Version: GnuPG v1.0.0 (GNU/Linux)
  gpg: armor header: Comment: For info see http://www.gnupg.org
  gpg: public key is 2481455C
  You need a passphrase to unlock the secret key for
  user: "James R. Van Zandt <jrv@mitre.org>"
  1024-bit ELG-E key, ID 2481455C, created 2000-08-16 (main key ID 061E8FC3)
  Bus error         

I also get a bus error generating a new key:
  You need a Passphrase to protect your secret key.    
  We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good idea to perform
  some other action (type on the keyboard, move the mouse, utilize the
  disks) during the prime generation; this gives the random number
  generator a better chance to gain enough entropy.
  Bus error
Here is the version information:
  gpg (GnuPG) 1.0.2
  Copyright (C) 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
  This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
  This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
  under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.
  Home: ~/.gnupg
  Supported algorithms:
  Pubkey: ELG-E, DSA, ELG
  Hash: MD5, SHA1, RIPEMD160

I'm using an SGI under IRIX 6.5:
  IRIX64 kosh 6.5 05190004 IP30 mips

This is bug #6 shown at http://www.gnupg.org/buglist.html:

  [ **] #6 1999-02-22  0.9.3
      Bus error on IRIX 6.4: Crash while doing a keygen. I think while creating
      the prime.  Other bus errors are reported when doing a "gpg README"
      on sparc-solaris2.6.
      --> Solaris fixed.
      --> IRIX bug still there but someone should test this again!
  	  ( reports that it is still alive in 1.0.0)
  	  (seems to be fixed now. wk 2000-01-14)

Apparently it is not fixed after all.

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	  - Jim Van Zandt

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