Michael C. Toren on 9 May 2005 19:32:21 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] gpg "buffer shorter than subpacket"

On Mon, May 09, 2005 at 03:24:51PM -0400, Jeff Abrahamson wrote:
> Any ideas what this means?  Google searching suggests it means a
> corrupted key ring, but doesn't suggest why or what to do about it.

You could always revert to the backup public ring gpg maintains at
~/.gnupg/pubring.gpg~, then step through the process of re-fetching
each of the keys you downloaded to determine which one broke your


perl -e'$u="\4\5\6";sub H{8*($_[1]%79)+($_[0]%8)}sub G{vec$u,H(@_),1}sub S{vec
($n,H(@_),1)=$_[2]}$_=q^{P`clear`;for$iX){PG($iY)?"O":" "forX8);P"\n"}for$iX){
forX8){$c=scalar grep{G@$_}[$i-1Y-1Z-1YZ-1Y+1ZY-1ZY+1Z+1Y-1Z+1YZ+1Y+1];S$iY,G(
/,\$_/xg;s/X/(0..7/g;s/P/print+/g;eval' #     Michael C. Toren <mct@toren.net>

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