Gnupg cannot handle extremely large keys on 32 bit Linux

David Shaw dshaw at
Sun Apr 15 16:28:17 CEST 2007

On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 08:52:33PM +0300, Charly Avital wrote:

> When I run Thunderbird+Enigmail, I am using gpg 2.0.3 (on an Inter Core 2 Duo Mac), not gpg 1.4.7, and the keyblock is imported by Enigmail+gpg 2.0.3.
> Therefore the problem wouldn't be related to Enigmail per se, but to gpg 2.0.3.
> Now, why gpg 2.0.3 would write out your key incorrectly, in such a
> way that gpg 1.4.7 fails to recognize it?

A bug.  No big deal, bugs get fixed.

Thanks for helping work this out.  It does indeed seem to be a GPG 2.x
bug that does not happen in the GPG 1.4.x code.  That simplifies where
things need to be searched for.


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