gpg.exe Vista Crash

John Clizbe John at
Fri Jan 30 20:45:45 CET 2009

Henk M. de Bruijn wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Jan 2009, at 12:53:54 [GMT -0600] (which was 19:53 where I
> live) John Clizbe wrote:
>> IIRC, gpg4win 1.1.3 includes GnuPG 1.4.7.
>> The patch that allows execution on Vista was committed about a week after
>> 1.4.7's release and first appears in 1.4.8.
> Thanks John, sorry for stepping in, thought it had something to do with
> Vista security...

It does, just not the way you were thinking.  ;-)

Microsoft changed the way the access() system call operated. A pre-patched
gpg.exe partially works on Vista - it'll fail accessing any of the keyserver
helper programs.

John P. Clizbe                      Inet:John (a)
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     mailto:pgp-public-keys at

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