Problems when encrypting to a group on MacGPG

Anthony Papillion anthony at
Thu Jan 15 19:51:32 CET 2015

On 01/14/2015 10:53 PM, Doug Barton wrote:
> On 1/14/15 7:09 PM, Anthony Papillion wrote:
>> "gpg: Ohhhh geeee: can't encode a 256 bit key in a 0 bit frame"
>> This happens after I tell the program to accept the final key in the
>> group as valid. But it doesn't seem to be related to a key since I've
>> deleted the final key and it still give me the error.
> You're on the right track .... delete some more keys, test again, repeat
> till you find the key causing problems. Depending on the number of keys
> it may be easier to add/delete a few at a time, do a binary search, etc.

Thanks Doug! It looks like the problem is likely related to two of the
keys in the users keyring containing ECC subkeys which, apparently, that
version of MacGPG can't handle well. I'm going to connect with them
again today and delete those keys and see what happens. Thanks again!


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