do_plaintext() error message

Hunter, Bryan
Wed Apr 23 23:38:02 2003

I tried it without time and received the same error (same exact sizes).  The
time from the previous runs always showed properly at the end of the
process.  This has been repeatable using 2 different directories.

Thanks for the idea.
Bryan Hunter

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Butler []
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 4:42 PM
To: Hunter, Bryan;
Subject: RE: do_plaintext() error message

Perhaps I'm all wet, but wouldn't the output from both tar and time be sent
via the pipe to gpg?  Somehow I think there will be problems since tar is
being told to send output via STDOUT and time writes by default to STDOUT.

Try it without time.

-----Original Message-----
From: Hunter, Bryan []
Sent: Wednesday, April 23, 2003 12:12 PM
To: ''
Subject: do_plaintext() error message

Could some one please explain what the following error message means and in
particular whether the output is corrupt in some way?

gpg: do_plaintext(): wrote 46305280 bytes but expected 4096 bytes

This was the result of entering a command like this.

time tar -cvf - directory | gpg --output outfile --encrypt --recipient keyid

Here "directory" is a directory, "outfile" is the output file, and "keyid"
is the recipient.  This is GnuPG 1.0.6 running under RedHat 7.2.  A
decryption by PGP seemed to work.

Thank you,
Bryan Hunter

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