Can't decrypt PGP 8 msg
Tue Aug 5 20:26:02 2003
Content-Description: signed data
On Tuesday 05 Aug 2003 6:41 pm, Michael Schweppe wrote:
Now here's a thing. Why does this email not show up as signed in KMail 1.5?
The public key is OMITTED from the display window and no attempt is made to=
verify the sig. GnuPG command line complains of:
$ gpg --verify Can\'t\ decrypt\ PGP\ 8\ msg.eml
gpg: unexpected armor:-----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----\n
gpg: verify signatures failed: unexpected data
so it's not KMail's problem. In the source, it looks like any other inline=
All I get at the end of the text is:
Here is my public key:
=2D----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (Darwin)
=2D----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
i.e. no public key block! Yet it is quite clearly in the source of the=20
Presumably, there is some error in the text that causes GnuPG to barph and=
then KMail gets confused. If I remove the public key block, it verifies (as=
bad, expectedly) but I can send myself emails containing my own public key=
block, signed inline and there are no problems.
It's not the comment line, I tried that. It might be interesting to see wha=
happens once I've signed this reply!
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
> Hash: SHA1
> Greetings All:
> Back in June I asked about a pop up dialog box [that said: gpg: NOTE:
> old default options file '/Users/michaels/.gnupg/options'] that would
> appear when attempting to decrypt a friend's [he uses PGP 8.0] message.
> Thanks to all for the replies and explanation on what the dialog box
> message meant.
> However I'm still baffled why I can't decrypt my friend's message. When
> I try I get the pop up box, click to acknowledge the box and then
> nothing; back to square one.
> If I sign and encrypt a message to myself, all is well, not even the pop
> up box appears.
> Would one of you folks be kind enough to send me an encrypted message so
> that I can help troubleshoot the problem I'm having? I need to verify
> that all is well on my end. At this point I'm not sure if I'm having
> the problem for not decrypting, or is the root cause with PGP 8? I
> Here is my public key:
> -----BEGIN PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
> Version: OpenKeyServer v1.2
> Comment: Extracted from belgium.keyserver.net
> -----END PGP PUBLIC KEY BLOCK-----
> -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
> Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (Darwin)
> -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
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-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.2.1 (GNU/Linux)
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----