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Re: [GNUnet-developers] Missing /dev/*random

From: Christian Grothoff
Subject: Re: [GNUnet-developers] Missing /dev/*random
Date: Thu, 20 Feb 2003 17:34:42 -0500
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On Thursday 20 February 2003 04:57 pm, N. Durner wrote:
> Hi,
> if /dev/*random is missing (because the devs were created using an old
> MAKEDEV), the GNUnet-log isn't very helpful ("FATAL: could not create
> hostkey").
> The attached patch adds an additional message to hostkey.c, that gives a
> hint what might be wrong and how to solve the problem under Linux.

Well, /dev/random missing may not be the only cause. I've commited a patch 
that will query OpenSSL for the actual error.

Index: src/util/hostkey.c
RCS file: /home/cvs/GNUnet/GNUnet/src/util/hostkey.c,v
retrieving revision 1.97
diff -r1.97 hostkey.c
<   return RSA_generate_key(HOSTKEY_LEN, 65535, NULL, 0);
>   HOSTKEY hk = RSA_generate_key(HOSTKEY_LEN, 65535, NULL, 0);
>   if (hk == NULL)
>       "ERROR: RSA_generate_key failed: %s\n",
>       ERR_error_string(ERR_get_error(), NULL));
>   return hk;

Thanks for pointing out the problem.


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