GPGServices 1.9.2 - empty .txt decryption fails

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23 Oct, 2013 08:53 PM

- create an empty .txt (for example with nano)
- encrypt it
- decryption with GPGServices fails (Decryption failed. Failed decrypting 'untitled.txt') (for both --decrypt and --symmetric)

The same file can be decrypted with gpg though.

If the files gets encrypted and signed, the signature is verified and GPGServices fails. Isn't that strange?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Steve on 26 Oct, 2013 09:04 PM

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    I've never tried en- and then de-crypting an empty text file, but you are absolutely right. The decryption fails. Obviously a bug.

    We've a ticket for this problem:

    If this discussion get's closed, it will be re-opened as soon as the ticket is closed so you'll receive a notification. Feel free to open a new discussions should you run into further problems or need assistance.

  2. Steve closed this discussion on 26 Oct, 2013 09:04 PM.

  3. Steve re-opened this discussion on 26 Oct, 2013 09:04 PM

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  5. Support Staff 2 Posted by Steve on 14 Nov, 2013 10:33 PM

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    Hi John,

    we've fixed this problem. Could you please download and install our latest nightly build and see if the problem persists.

    All the best, steve

    Disclaimer: This is a development version which has not been thoroughly tested yet, so bugs or crashes are to be expected. Thanks for helping us test this fix.

  6. Steve closed this discussion on 14 Nov, 2013 10:33 PM.

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