Solaris random device

Lars Hecking lhecking at
Wed May 10 22:08:08 CEST 2000

 Hi all,

 I just subscribed here, because the problem I'm facing now is probably
 not appropriate for -users ...

 After openssh failed when I upgraded to Solaris 8, I was looking for an
 alternative to egd and found Andreas Maier's random device for Solaris
 ( It seems to work quite nicely with
 openssl/openssh. I can generate keys, make connections, no problem.

 I'm now trying to use the random device with gpg, but it doesn't work.

$ ./configure --prefix=$HOME --disable-nls --enable-static-rnd=linux
(don't now if --enable-static-rnd=linux necessary - it doesn't make
 a difference if I leave this out)
checking for random device... yes
checking for linux/random.h... no
checking for random device ioctl... no

$ make check
gpg (GnuPG) 1.0.1e
Copyright (C) 2000 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions. See the file COPYING for details.

Home: .
Supported algorithms:
Pubkey: ELG-E, DSA, ELG
PASS: version.test
PASS: mds.test
PASS: decrypt.test
PASS: decrypt-dsa.test

 and there it seems to hang. I'm attaching truss to the running copy
 of gpg and get

poll(0xFFBED588, 1, 3000)                       Err#6 ENXIO
write(2, " s e l e c t ( )   e r r".., 16)      = 16
write(2, " N o   s u c h   d e v i".., 25)      = 25
write(2, "\n", 1)                               = 1
[repeats over and over]

 Any suggestions? Is it possible that the current code is too Linux/BSD


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