Problem with latest Samba 2.2.7a PGP signed files

Tim Potter tpot at
Thu Dec 12 22:58:00 GMT 2002

On Thu, Dec 12, 2002 at 10:34:24AM -0600, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:

> > While convenient for web browsers, it's not exactly backwards-compatible
> > for both GPG and the average sysadmin who's probably struggling with
> > verifying PGP signatures for the first time.  It's not Samba's fault;
> > GPG just isn't very descriptive in it's error message, which is somewhat
> > misleading.
> > 
> > But then that's just me talking... ;-)
> Good point.  I'll update the download page to make a note of it.
> in retrospect, it might have been better to sign the tarball.  So there 
> would be one signature for both the gzipped and bzipped copy.  You would 
> just have to decompress the archive before verifying the signature.

Nice one.  That would also solve the browser filename problem too.


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