Ohhhh jeeee: ... this is a bug (getkey.c:2079:merge_selfsigs)

Sergi Blanch i Torné sbt at megacceso.com
Thu Mar 2 17:37:52 CET 2006

Right now, I don't know if the root problem came from the patch. As you say 
this patch only add mathematical and cryptographic functions to provide 
elliptic curves over finite fields.

I run a patched binary usually. I trust in it, but always I have rings backup. 
There is _not knowed_ bugs, but it is a relative new code that need more 
hack, and also it will receive improvements.

Thank you to use the patch and never doubt to ask.


A Dijous 02 Març 2006 16:21, Phil Pennock va escriure:
> On 2006-03-01 at 19:10 +0100, Sergi Blanch i Torné wrote:
> > Ok, in this case (David correct me if i am wrong) it look like there was
> > something broke in the pubring that was fixed when you ran
> > '--update-trustdb' (over an unpatched binary).
> Makes sense, although I'm curious as to what, and how it might have been
> recoverable.
> > Now you haven't any problem. All works fine? I, also, download this key
> > in my pubring without problems.
> Everything appears to, yes.
> > I remark: this ecc patch is _experimental_, use it carefully!
> Thanks.  In this case, because there had been recent-ish core MPI
> changes which David had provided one patch for, I assumed that this was
> core gnupg and not anything touched by the Gentoo patches.  Silly me,
> Gentoo patches touch _everything_.  ;^)
> I thought that the ECC patch just provided eliptic-curve crypto, so for
> keys using normal sigs, it wouldn't have any effect; I'm rather
> surprised that a keyring problem could be caused by it.
> Thanks,
> -Phil

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