out of memory on encrypt

Ross Druker RDruker@alamo.sh.rohmhaas.com
Wed Aug 27 20:10:03 2003

I'm trying encrypt a tiny file, as root, using a key I imported from another
user.  I imported both her public and private keys, and I'm trying to use the
public key.  My first attempt failed because I hadn't started egd, so it asks
me about overwriting the existing file.  This is on AIX 5.1.  Any suggestions?

# gpg -v -e -r "User's Name <User's e-mail address>" testpgp.txt
gpg: using secondary key A27627F4 instead of primary key 327A0D44
gpg: A27627F4: There is no indication that this key really belongs to the owner
2048g/A27627F4 2003-06-30 "User's Name <User's e-mail address>"
 Primary key fingerprint: D280 13D2 504A 46C3 5F8F  29BC FC96 A4CC 327A 0D44
      Subkey fingerprint: AF0D 37D0 97CD 47EF 57EA  A558 9707 95FA A276 27F4

It is NOT certain that the key belongs to the person named
in the user ID.  If you *really* know what you are doing,
you may answer the next question with yes

Use this key anyway? yes
gpg: reading from `testpgp.txt'
File `testpgp.txt.gpg' exists. Overwrite (y/N)? y
gpg: writing to `testpgp.txt.gpg'
gpg: ELG-E/CAST5 encrypted for: "A27627F4 User's Name <User's e-mail address>"
gpg: out of  memory while allocating 8192 bytes

Ross Druker                                      Rohm and Haas Co.
RDruker@RohmHaas.com                             Philadelphia, PA
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