Gnupg cannot handle extremely large keys on 32 bit Linux
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Sat Apr 14 16:31:12 CEST 2007
On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 04:38:46PM +0300, Charly Avital wrote:
> David Shaw wrote the following on 4/14/07 3:37 PM:
> > On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 03:54:10AM -0400, Charly Avital wrote:
> >> If the above is accurate, we have a key:
> >> - that was apparently imported as 2D879666, but gpg --edit-key 2D879666
> >> does not find it.
> >> - whose fpr shows its Key ID to be 17CACAE3
> >> - that has been signed (sig!3) with a key whose Key ID is 2D879666, back
> >> to square one.
> > Indeed, and this is very strange. Can you tell me if you compiled
> > 1.4.7 yourself or downloaded it pre-built from somewhere?
> > David
> I compiled myself 1.4.7 from source.
And this is a regular 1.4.7, no patches or anything done beyond
download, ./configure, and make ? And you tested it with the exact
key from the original email at
I'm not sure where to go with this from here. Clearly you and I are
doing something different. I just downloaded a brand new copy of the
1.4.7 tarball from ftp.gnupg.org, and built it again on three
platforms and tested against the key from the original email. It
Can someone else with a Mac try importing that key?
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