GPG corruption

David Shaw dshaw at
Fri Feb 11 01:20:02 CET 2005

On Thu, Feb 10, 2005 at 02:22:42PM -0800, Bill Broadley wrote:
> This is with [root at csebeo v]# gpg --version
> gpg (GnuPG) 1.2.1
> I put 12 files into a .tar:
> tar cvzf b.tar bp*
> I encrypted them with a symmetric key:
> gpg -c b.tar
> The result was fairly large (this is running on an opteron running
> redhat RHEL):
> ls -alh b.tar.gpg
> -rw-r--r--    1 root     root         4.1G Feb  1 23:25 b.tar.gpg

Judging by the file size, I think you've been bitten by a 2gig file
size limit.

GnuPG 1.2.1 is very old.  You should upgrade, as that limit was
removed (ironically, only 4 days after 1.2.1 was released).


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