Jeff Abrahamson on 10 May 2005 01:29:38 -0000

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

On Mon, May 09, 2005 at 03:32:18PM -0400, Michael C. Toren wrote:
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> 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
> ring...

Good idea.  Actually, the backup had been corrupted too, apparently,
but I pulled a copy of my backup disk image, it worked great, even
after doing a --refresh.

The corruption followed ctrl-C'ing a refresh.  Oh, well.  Something
odd happened.

Thanks for the good suggestion.


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