[Bug: 21.4.15] Sometimes GPG fails to verify the package index
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Sat Feb 12 10:07:15 EST 2005
Joachim Schrod <jschrod at acm.org> writes:
> Dear Bug Team!
> When one updates the package index via #'package-get-update-base, with
> verification by GPG, approx. 1 out of 5-10 times the system tells `The
> message is corrupt'.
> I use gpg 1.2.5.
> Frankly, I don't believe that the fetched index was really corrupt. I
> append an EFS buffer where it happened at the 5th try. The amount of
> bytes that got transferred is the same as in the previous times where
> verification succeeded. When one tries again, it usually succeeds
> again -- once, I had two `corrupt message' in a row.
> I haven't found a method to tell EFS that it shall keep its temporary
> files in /tmp/$USER; it would ease the analysis of this problem. Is
> there a variable somewhere? aproposing efs didn't show anything
I suppose this could possibly be caused by the bug just fixed by David
Evers: flush the last chunk of process I/O, even when the pipe is
You might want to try your test case against the latest 21.4 CVS
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