new to GPG: "gpg: Fatal: zlib inflate problem: invalid code lengths set"

Lentes, Bernd bernd.lentes at
Wed Jul 24 17:20:15 CEST 2019

----- On Jul 24, 2019, at 12:15 PM, john doe johndoe65534 at wrote:
>> I sent a cleartext e-Mail with my public key to adele at (which is an
>> automated system for practicing encryption and decryption)
>> and i got an answer which is encrypted. I think it's encrypted with my public
>> key so i should be able
>> to decrypt it with my private key. That's what i tried. But i got the message
>> while decrypting:
>> gpg: encrypted with 2048-bit RSA key, ID F742DB29, created 2019-07-23
>>      "Bernd Lentes (Helmholtz GPG Schluessel) <bernd.lentes at>"
>> gpg: Fatal: zlib inflate problem: invalid code lengths set
>> What does this meesage mean ?
> I might be rong here, but I would use build-in GPG capability in my
> e-mail client to decrypt the encrypted e-mail.
> Do you have the same error if you encrypt and decrypt a file?

I just tried it and it worked like a charm with a file.


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