#437 ✓released

generating key with 255 char password fails with error message

Reported by steve | December 15th, 2017 @ 07:13 PM | in 1.4.2 (closed)

Oops, something went wrong. There was a problem creating your key.

Generate new key failed! (Too much data for IPC layer)
Code = 273
Error text:
gpg: agent_genkey failed: Too much data for IPC layer
gpg: key generation failed: Too much data for IPC layer

This is due to the fact, that the password included german umlaute. They need 2 characters to represent one umlaut, thus the max length is only 127. We have to find a better way to deal with this directly in GPG Keychain and pinentry.

100% reproducible on macOS 10.13.2 GPG Suite 2017.3 test build.

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