Hi There !!!
My name is Tigran and I have some issue ...
On my system (Linux RH9 2.4.29) I'm using gpg (GnuPG) 1.2.1 with zlib-1.1.4-8.
But when I'm tring to decrypt files which was encrypted with public and private
keys it get me this error message:
gpg --decrypt-files /root/Test.xls.gpg
gpg: encrypted with 2048-bit ELG-E key, ID 80224B85, created 2005-02-11
File `/root/Test.xls' exists. Overwrite (y/N)? y
gpg: fatal: zlib inflate problem: invalid stored block lengths
secmem usage: 2048/3104 bytes in 4/7 blocks of pool 4544/16384
After this it creates a file Test.xls, but it has very small size and I can't
open it 'cause it's damaged.
I try to change my zlib with zlib 1.2.3 but it not help. Then I changed version
of GPG with GPG 1.4.9. But still I don't fix my issue.
What version of gpg did you used to crerate that file? I recall some problem
with zlib in the past. Thus if you encrypted a file using such a version of
zlib your data has been corrupted and there are no command line options to
recover the message. With a bit of hacking you could get to the decrypted but
compressed content, though.
Why at are you using an outdated version of gpg for your tests?