Overflow bug in bzip2
dshaw at jabberwocky.com
Mon Nov 8 03:28:35 CET 2010
On Nov 7, 2010, at 6:19 PM, Morten Gulbrandsen wrote:
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> David Shaw wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> This isn't a GnuPG bug per se, but given that many (most?) people using GnuPG have it linked against libbz2, please read http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-986-1 and upgrade appropriately for your platform.
>> To tell if your installation of GnuPG is using libbz2, run "gpg2 --version" (or "gpg --version"). If you see "BZIP2" on the "Compression" line, then you are linked with libbz2.
> Hi list readers:
> Hi David:
> My problem is:
> gpg: uncompressing failed: unknown compress algorithm
> personal-compress-preferences BZIP2 ZLIB ZIP Uncompressed
> the last line from my gpg.conf triggers the error
You can only list bzip2 as a preference if you actually have bzip2 support. Having bzip2 installed on your machine is only half the issue - you also have to have a GnuPG that is compiled to actually *use* that bzip2. If "gpg --version" does not display "bzip2" as one of the supported algorithms, then you will need to build a GnuPG that has bzip2 support enabled.
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