1.2.3 and 1.2.1 compatibility

Felix Yap Felix_Yap at obrienglass.com.au
Fri Oct 17 14:39:08 CEST 2003

Hi all,

We had GPG 1.2.1 humming along fine on Compaq Tru64 Unix V5.1A (our
development and test server). However, it failed to compile on our
production server that runs Digital Unix V4.0F (Rev. 1229). Since we are not
C programmers we decided to install GPG 1.2.3 on the production server.  I
had a feeling that GPG 1.2.1 and 1.2.3 might not be compatible, but we tried
to exchange files anyway (after exchanging our keys). The other party using
GPG 1.2.1 could import our 1.2.3 key (and we could import their 1.2.1 key)
but they could not decrypt our 1.2.3 file.

Is it possible to encrypt/decrypt in GPG 1.2.3 to and from a 1.2.1 (like
Microsoft Word 2000 can save files in Word 97 format)?  Is there any other
way to exchange files between these two versions?  Or is the answer a
simple: "No, these two versions cannot exchange files!"


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From: Holger Sesterhenn <Holger.Sesterhenn at smgwtest.aachen.utimaco.de>
Subject: Re: BUG in gpg 1.2.3 (Re: Problem with multiple encryption
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David Shaw wrote:

> Hard for me to say something intelligent here without seeing the 
> key.... The same thing works just fine for me.


Just read the this little sentence in the man page before "RETURN VALUE"...

The '!' did the job.

Thanx a lot.

Best Regards,

Holger Sesterhenn



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