importing large keyring
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Fri Apr 22 00:16:00 CEST 2005
On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 11:28:39PM +0200, Gerhard Siegesmund wrote:
> > I've also seen similar "corruption" recently (with GPG 1.4.1):
> > %gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.sascha.silbe.org --recv CA57AD7C
> > Host: keyserver.sascha.silbe.org
> > Command: GET
> > gpgkeys: HTTP URL is `hkp://keyserver.sascha.silbe.org/pks/lookup?op=get&options=mr&search=0xCA57AD7C'
> > gpg: buffer shorter than subpacket
> This seems to be a common problem? I recently found the same errors, but
> didn't care about them. Is is something I should be concerned about?
No, not really (at least if you see them on a keyserver like in the
example). The copy of the key on the keyserver is corrupt. GnuPG
will do a reasonable amount of repair as it imports, and generally
ends up with a usable key.
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