Problems with GNUpg 1.2.2 on AIX 5.2.0 (ML 1)

Werner Koch wk at
Sat Aug 2 11:52:02 CEST 2003

On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 18:51:41 -0500, Martinez, Jeffery JM SITI-ITDGA said:

> I have not been able to get the GNUpg 1.2.2 to work with AIX 5.2 using the
> /dev/random device to pull random information.  The program is not able to
> gather enough data and just sits there waiting forever for more random data

I don't know how /dev/random is implemented in AIX.  You could try
./configure --enable-static-rnd=unix
to use the generic Unix random gatherer as a workaround.

> dd if=/dev/random of=/tmp/junkfile

To make your tests with GnuPG easier, you can use this command

  gpg -a --gen-random 2 300

This generated 300 bytes of random and prints them base64 encoded.

Werner Koch                                      <wk at>
The GnuPG Experts                      
Free Software Foundation Europe	       

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