GPG cannot evaluate the length of text file.
wk at gnupg.org
Wed Dec 3 20:12:14 CET 2014
On Wed, 3 Dec 2014 16:31, sieutruc at gmail.com said:
> gpg2 --verbose --no-mdc-warning --verbose --y --batch --passphrase
> :literal data packet:
> mode t (74), created 1417110768, name="4481110.txt",
> raw data: unknown length ( THE PROBLEM HERE )
Unknown length means that this packet uses partial length encoding
because it does not know the length in advance and gpg always works in
> As i know, if the file length is more than 5Gb, that problem appears.
It is not a problem, it is just a standard encoding.
> But this file has only 499b. Its weird.
You used the --textmode option to create the file and thus we hit this
/* Because the text_filter modifies the length of the
* data, it is not possible to know the used length
* without a double read of the file - to avoid that
* we simple use partial length packets. */
if ( ptmode == 't' )
filesize = 0;
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