pgp decryption Failed - 2

Joseph Oreste Bruni brunij at
Tue Nov 7 05:31:45 CET 2006

Do you get the same result when using the current version of GnuPG  
(i.e. 1.4.5)? Is the file sent ASCII armored? When you say "sends"  
what is the method (FTP, email, etc.)? If using FTP, is the transfer  
method text or binary? Is one of the computers in question using  
Windows? What is your customer using for encryption (PGP, GnuPG)?

You say that "they" asked you to research the error message. Who is  
"they"? Are they receiving the error message when encrypting or are  
you when decrypting? Or are they receiving an error message when you  
encrypt a response file to them?


On Nov 6, 2006, at 1:39 PM, <nealpd at>  
<nealpd at> wrote:

>  We are using gnupg version 1.2.1.  When our customer sends in an
>  encrypted file we are unable to decrypt it because it keeps  
> getting an
>  error of "pgp decryption Failed - 2".   The customer can then start
>  completely over and encrypt the file again, send it through and it
>  works fine then.  The file always fails on the first couple of tries
>  though.  They have asked us to research and find out what the "pgp
>  decryption Failed - 2" error message means and I can find nothing  
> in my
>  documention to tell me what it is.
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