upgrading from 1.x to 2.x
tcurdt at vafer.org
Wed Apr 23 10:42:53 CEST 2008
I've just reverted back to 1.x. Version 2.x does not seem to be worth
the hassle. 1.x works like charm.
But couldn't import the msg.asc here either ...so it really seems to
Anyway. Not a particular good error message though.
On Apr 22, 2008, at 09:41, Torsten Curdt wrote:
> Hey Werner,
> Thanks for the response!
>>> refreshing the keys fails.
>>> $ gpg2 --refresh-keys
>>> an mpi of size 0 is not allowed
>>> gpg: keyring_get_keyblock: read error: Invalid packet
>> Incidently this problem was reported to me yesterday and figured out
>> that the http key helper tool did not worked at all. Teh windows
>> layer was not initialized and at another point we did a dup for a
>> which is not going to work.
> uh! ....but then using hkp should work for the update, right?
>> I don't know why this bug lurked around for
>> so long. It might be that gpg2 accidently used the gpg1 key helper
>> tools (which works) or that we only tested direct hkp server and
> But actually I don't think this is download related.
> $ gpg2 --list-keys
> pub 1024D/7C200941 2004-04-24
> uid Torsten Curdt <tcurdt at apache.org>
> uid Torsten Curdt <tcurdt at vafer.org>
> sub 1024g/87C5307C 2004-04-24
> list some more keys - but not all
> an mpi of size 0 is not allowed
> gpg: keyring_get_keyblock: read error: Invalid packet
> gpg: keydb_get_keyblock failed: Invalid keyring
> Seems like also other people run into it
> Fankly speaking - it awfully reminds me on a problem I run into with
> 1.x before ...that was fixed in later releases of 1.x
>>> And even importing a file that (at least) looks perfectly OK gives
>>> $ gpg2 --import msg.asc
>>> gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
>>> gpg: Total number processed: 0
>>> This is GnuPG 2.0.8 on OSX 10.5.2 installed via MacPorts
>> Well, this is anotehr problem. I bet the msg.asc is not okay or
>> is a problem with the MacPorts version of gpg2.
> -----BEGIN PGP MESSAGE-----
> Version: GnuPG v1.4.6 (GNU/Linux)
> -----END PGP MESSAGE-----
> ...looks quite OK to me :-/
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