dearmor in GPGME

David Shaw dshaw at
Mon Apr 28 20:21:39 CEST 2008

On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 08:11:31PM +0200, Werner Koch wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Apr 2008 17:48, camrdale at said:
> > Thanks, I was aware of that, but hoping for a built-in method that
> > would do it better, including checking the checksum for me. Oh well, a
> Forget about the CRC checksum.  It is cruft from old days when mail
> gateways garbled messages and PGP did not want to trouble the user with
> a passphrase dialog.  If the checksum fails the actual crypto integrity
> checks will bet triggered anyway.  In particular with gpg which does
> stream processing and won't see the CRC before it has parsed the crypto
> stuff.

Also note that the CRC is optional in OpenPGP.  It's not even always


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