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Updated GnuPG 1.4.0 Windows binary

a couple of hours ago we announced GnuPG 1.4.0, claiming that a
compiled version for MS Windows is also available. Unfortunately that
Windows version version has a severe bug which makes it pretty
unusable. To fix this a new binary version has been released. The
old file has been removed from the server and the new one has been
given the version number 1.4.0a.

If you already downloaded, you should replace
that with the new one: (1627k)

The SHA1 checksum of the zip file is:


I apologize for my silliness of not properly testing the Windows



Werner Koch <>
The GnuPG Experts
Free Software Foundation Europe

The change to the 1.4.0 code is:

diff -u -r1.71 iobuf.c
--- util/iobuf.c 6 Dec 2004 10:32:20 -0000 1.71
+++ util/iobuf.c 16 Dec 2004 19:30:27 -0000
@@ -146,7 +146,7 @@
|| (*a == '\' && *b == '/')) )
- return *(const unsigned *)a - *(const unsigned *)b;
+ return *(const unsigned char *)a - *(const unsigned char *)b;
return strcmp (a, b);