Series of minor questions about OpenPGP 2

vedaal at vedaal at
Tue Jan 27 16:02:18 CET 2009

>Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 17:31:39 -0500
>From: David Shaw <dshaw at>
>Subject: Re: Series of minor questions about OpenPGP 1

>Old programs will basically blow up if they see something they 
>understand.  There is a special packet, the Marker Packet (tag 10)
>which basically exists to make PGP 2.x print out "You need a newer
>version of PGP" before PGP 2.x would blow up.

on this note,
i was recently playing with a 64 bit vista laptop,
and couldn't get my portable pgp 2.x to initiate. 
(Disastry's version)
the dos pgp window command line just opened and immediately closed

i was using the 16 bit dos build,
and didn't switch yet to the 32 bit win build

how does gnupg manage to maintain 16, 32, 64 bit 
hardware independence?



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