David Shaw dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Thu Sep 15 14:02:13 CEST 2005

On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 01:45:09PM +0600, Denis Kostousov wrote:
> I use gnupg 1.4.2, Thunderbird 1.0.6, enigmail 0.92.1
> When I try to open "Open PGP Key Managment" I receive error message:
> gpg: buffer shorter than subpacket
> gpg: buffer shorter than subpacket
> gpg: signature packet without keyid
> gpg: buffer shorter than subpacket
> I receved the error with Gnupg 1.4.1, enigmal 0.92.0

Is it a bug?  Yes and no.  Those messages in 1.4.1 indicate an actual
problem with a key (corruption or other oddness).  However, keys in
the wild on keyservers are mangled often enough that GnuPG has been
modified to accept them anyway.

This modification is partly done in 1.4.2 (the current version), and
will be complete in 1.4.3 (the next version).


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