Error Messages when decrypting a PGP encrypted document

David Shaw dshaw at
Tue Mar 9 16:12:02 CET 2004

On Tue, Mar 09, 2004 at 02:56:20PM -0600, seidls at wrote:
> When attempting to decrypt a file encrypted with PGP 7.x (specifically '
> McAfee E-Business Server v7.1.1 - Full License' per PGP header) we are
> receiving error messages and are unable to decrypt the file.
> The messages we are getting are:
> gpg: no valid Open PGP data found
> gpg: processing message failed: eof
> We are using GPG  v1.0.4 on a IBM AIX box.  Any ideas as to why we are
> receiving these messages?  The file appears to be in a valid PGP format and
> does contain data.

1.0.4 is over three years old.  The first thing to try is to upgrade
GnuPG to 1.2.4 and try reading your file again.


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