libgcrypt fails to use /dev/random on NetBSD

Christian Biere christianbiere at
Tue Dec 6 23:00:45 CET 2005

Christian Biere wrote:
> The configure script of libgcrypt has "/dev/srandom" hardcoded for NetBSD
> instead of "/dev/random". This means libgcrypt will try to access a
> non-existing device at runtime and fall back to a replacement method to
> gather entropy which is likely to be (much) weaker.

I've noticed that the fairly trivial patch I've submitted hasn't
been applied yet. Was my mail lost, is there something with the
patch or was it fixed in a different way and I just didn't notice?

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 186 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : /pipermail/attachments/20051206/2b081f99/attachment.pgp

More information about the Gcrypt-devel mailing list