gpg: write failed: ec=87 Error Message?

Marck D Pearlstone
Mon Jun 4 00:18:01 2001

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Hi Nick,

On 03 June 2001 at  09:08:46 -0700 (which was 17:08 where I live)
Nick Andriash wrote to GnuPG Mailing List and made these points:

NA> I have a friend who is using 1.0.6 with Win 2K, and each time GPG
NA> attempts to access a KeyServer to find a Key, GPG returns these
NA> error messages:

NA> gpg: Signature made 06/02/01 08:43:41  using DSA key ID 8232434C
NA> gpg: requesting key 8232434C from ...
NA> gpg: write failed: ec=87
NA> gpg: can't get key from keyserver: No such file or directory
NA> gpg: Can't check signature: public key not found

NA> Does anyone know the significance of "ec=87"?

This seems to correspond to an "INVALID PARAMETER" standard Win32
error code. I don't know if that might help with the diagnosis of the

NA> From the above, does it appear the Key has been found, but GPG
NA> cannot write to the Key File, or is GPG having a problem with the
NA> Key Server itself?

>From my POV, this error is happening (in Win2k) without GPG ever going
anywhere near the keyserver. The ec=97 response is instantaneous. NA> Thanks for your help. There are quite a few people using Win 2K NA> that are having problems with GPG, despite using Front-End NA> Programs or Plugins designed by MUA Developers. Would that have NA> something to do with the fact Win 2K has no underlying DOS? I would be interested to know. If there is anything I can do to help / debug / look at ...? - -- Cheers -- .\\arck D. Pearlstone -- Consultant Software Engineer ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ \ BrainStorm - free thinking - www: / \ PGP Key ID: 0x929DCDA0 | www: / Don't make me use uppercase. -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.0.6 (MingW32) Comment: GPG Sealed for freshness iD8DBQE7GrcOOeQkq5KdzaARAtLqAKCDwaFerVSF4TMqzDJUC0I5dfYIPgCeM0AT luCaA0COgeT/l7pnpqXUXFs= =ufN9 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----