bad sig with gpg but good sig with pgp5.0i and pgp6.5.8

Werner Koch
Tue, 5 Dec 2000 18:52:36 +0100

On Tue, 5 Dec 2000, Ingo Kloecker wrote:

> The same command line without '--textmode' gives the same output.
--textmode does only work on the encoding side.
> "-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----\n\n" + unsigned_message + "\n" +
> detached_signature
Probably KMail did not generate the detached_signature in textmode, whcih is required.
> Why do PGP 5.0i (under Linux), PGP 6.5.8 (under Linux and Windows) and
PGP 5.0i is really buggy - don't use it.
> There seems to be some weird discrepancy between the Windows and the
> Linux version of GnuPG.
The only difference is the way lineendings are handled: CR,LF for Windows, LF for Unix. However if a signature is created in textmode, this does not matter. Trailing whitespaces may be another problem. See the ML archive for details. Werner -- Archive is at - Unsubscribe by sending mail with a subject of "unsubscribe" to