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

From: Stephen Leake
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: fatal: Botan::PRNG_Unseeded
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2008 23:46:43 -0400
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Bruce Stephens <address@hidden> writes:

> 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.

Ok. Any hints on what file changed? Do you still have a copy? Is it in
the monotone database?

>> 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.

Ah, right, I forgot that part. We could probably get by with copying
keys generated elsewhere. 

-- Stephe

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