Cannot decrypt file after clearing cache

Stephen Jeffrey stephen_j_jeffrey at
Thu Nov 25 11:35:00 CET 2021

 Thanks Ingo.
I submitted a bug report, it is here (

    On Wednesday, 24 November 2021, 10:51:52 pm AEST, Ingo Klöcker <kloecker at> wrote:  
 On Mittwoch, 24. November 2021 12:39:15 CET Stephen Jeffrey via Gnupg-users 
> After entering the
> password it fails. I am using a fresh install of Fedora 35 and gpg2 version
> 2.3.2.
> Why is it failing after I clear the cache?

Because symmetric encryption is broken in version 2.3.2. See for details.

Use any other version. Too bad that Fedora 35 seems to have packaged this 
version. Please file a bug with them so that they can backport the fix or 
update to 2.3.3.

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