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[Monotone-devel] Re: fatal: Botan::PRNG_Unseeded

From: Bruce Stephens
Subject: [Monotone-devel] Re: fatal: Botan::PRNG_Unseeded
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 11:43:08 +0000
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Stephen Leake <address@hidden> writes:


> My question is; can we just tell monotone to ignore this?

IIRC when I built monotone on HP-UX (at the time it didn't have the
/dev/[u]random patch installed) it required a change to the botan
source.  Straightforward enough, but not just configuration.

> We will only be using ssh:// for netsync, so we don't need random numbers for
> netsync authentication.
> What else are random numbers used for? As I understand it, signing
> does not use random numbers, but maybe I'm confused.

I think just key generation.

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