[ic] Interchange using up semaphore arrays --> problems opening GPG encrypted messages from Interchange

NOW Website Coordinator webperson at now.org
Tue Feb 10 12:54:10 EST 2004

It turned out that yes, the problem was that every time someone placed an 
order, the PGP program used up a semaphore and held on.

So I've switched to GPG, but now can't decrypt any of the IC messages 
EXCEPT when I am signed on as the Interchange user.

I get the message:
gpg:decryption failed: secret key not available (or, from within Eudora, 
the message "This message was encrypted for one private key, that you don't 
have in your keyring").

when I try and decrypt an order from IC.

However, if I sign on (Linux Red Hat, IC 5.0.0, GPG reports as 1.0.6 
although I downloaded 1.2.4) as interch, encrypt a file, send it to myself 
by email, I can decrypt it.

And the keys seem to match-- on my local Windows keyring, to the one on the 
Linux server.

So it's not a simple GPG problem.

In Interchange, I give as the PGP_KEY the public key of interch.  It is 
able to select it fine from a list, so it is interacting with GPG fine.

Any help would be super.

>Message: 13
>Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 22:51:48 -0500
>From: Mike Heins <mike at perusion.com>
>Subject: Re: [ic] Interchange using up semaphore arrays
>To: interchange-users at icdevgroup.org
>Message-ID: <20040122035147.GA8925 at bill.heins.net>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>Quoting NOW Website Coordinator (webperson at now.org):
> > Does anyone know why interchange uses up semaphore arrays and doesn't let
> > go?  When I type 'ipcs -st' on our Red Hat Linux release 7.2
> > box running Interchange 5.0.0, I see (this is just a subset):
> >
> > 1769499  interch     Not set                    Sat Jan 17 17:22:39 2004
> > 1802268  interch     Not set                    Sat Jan 17 17:22:39 2004
> > 1900573  interch     Not set                    Sat Jan 17 19:35:18 2004
>I doubt it is Interchange. The semaphore may be owned by the interch
>user, but I sincerely doubt the program using the semaphore is IC.
>I would check whatever modules/software you are kicking off with IC.
>Mike Heins
>Perusion -- Expert Interchange Consulting    http://www.perusion.com/
>phone +1.765.647.1295  tollfree 800-949-1889 <mike at perusion.com>

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