Gnupg cannot handle extremely large keys on 32 bit Linux

Alexander Feigl gpglist at
Fri Apr 13 23:30:43 CEST 2007

Charly Avital wrote::
> Alexander Feigl wrote the following on 4/7/07 9:30 PM:
> [...]
> > I pasted a testing key below. The key with the key id 0x2D879666 gets
> > imported as 0xB61454A3 here.
> >
> > While such large keys seem like overkill. But gnupg also supports the
> > SHA512 hash which would require such large keys for sensible use.
> >
> > Alexander Feigl

> Command> fpr
> pub   16384R/17CACAE3 2007-04-07 Testing only <test at test.test>
>  Primary key fingerprint: 3945 7320 723A 643D FB07  F7A3 C8B6 7AA7 17CA
> CAE3

So gpg behaves incorrectly on 1.4.7 for ppc, but correctly for i386, on 2.0.x 
it behaves incorrectly for i386 but correct for amd64. Any chance there is 
some problem in the architecture dependant part of gnupg?

> The key is recognized by PGP Desktop 9.6.0 (Macintosh) as:
> 0x2D879666
> Fingerprint: BCA2 2448 8F7C 5646 A94A CE16 35BE A302 2D87 9666

PGP Desktop seems to be able to handle such keys

Alexander Feigl

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