[Gpg4win-users-en] 3.0.3 End of File Error

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Today's Topics:

   1. Re: 3.0.3 End of File Error (Neil D. Donovan)
   2. Re: 3.0.3 End of File Error (David Kronlid)


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Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2018 10:45:11 -0400
From: "Neil D. Donovan" <ndd1234 at comcast.net>
To: gpg4win-users-en at wald.intevation.org
Subject: Re: [Gpg4win-users-en] 3.0.3 End of File Error
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After reading your post, I upgraded to Gpg4win 3.0.3.? I used Veronica to sign a file to create a detached signature.? I then used Veronica to verify the signature.? It seemed to work fine.? (I will attach a screen capture of the successful verification.)

After installation, the user is reminded to reboot his computer to complete the upgrade.? Is it possible that you did not reboot?

Neil Donovan

[Allen] Thanks for the reply.  Yes, I always reboot since that is part of the installation process.  Additionally, I also rebooted after receiving a write error during reinstallation after I first discovered the "hiccup" in Kleopatra.  Rebooting, which was done after rebooting after the first installation, allowed the file that aborted the reinstallation to be unlocked and reinstallation went fine.  Verification proceeded normally (I just signed the files so I expected it to verify), but it then threw up the same error.

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Date: Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:08:48 +0000
From: David Kronlid <david at kronlid.net>
To: "Neil D. Donovan" <ndd1234 at comcast.net>
Cc: gpg4win-users-en at wald.intevation.org
Subject: Re: [Gpg4win-users-en] 3.0.3 End of File Error
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Allen, I have the same problem as you on Win7. I wrote about it in another thread a couple of months ago.
There's a null pointer dereference happening that crashes kleopatra, that's how far I got when trying to find what causes the problem.

Neil, the problem is present after reboot.

[Allen] Thanks for replying, David!

Confirmed.  Problem recurs after reboot and after reinstallation.  

My bad, and thank you 😊 for the gentle reminder to peruse the archives more thoroughly.

Luckily I do all encrypted emails and file transfers on my Linux machines, I only use gpg4win to verify downloaded files nowadays so it doesn't really matter if gpgex and kleopatra crashes every time as it still shows if the signature was correct or not.

[Allen] Yes, that was my experience as well; however, it doesn't crash per se since it returns a Windows dialog error.  

I wish I was more adept but have managed to muddle through over the past year (was a long-time PGP Desktop user) by at least creating my new GnuPG key via CMD line, as well as creating an offline master certifying key (somehow successfully did it pre-3.x; of course, much easier now that keygrips facilitated that but I'm glad I learned the "hard way" since it helped me learn some of GnuPG's command syntax), and more recently, modified config files to allow gpg-agent to "work" like Pageant and generated an authentication subkey and exported it to an SSH public key.  So, yeah, even if I still don't understand its underpinnings, I trust GnuPG/GPG4Win to create and secure my keys, instead of using PuTTY's key generation routine. 

Allen, do you sometimes also get the double OK buttons in kleopatra?

[Allen] I have not seen that occurrence, no, sorry.

Den m?n 2 apr. 2018 16:50Neil D. Donovan <ndd1234 at comcast.net> skrev:

> Allen,

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