script failure & random seed file

seidls at seidls at
Wed May 19 23:50:31 CEST 2004

Previous Email Reply -
   It looks like you are using the program prngd to generate randomness,
   but prngd isn't running.  GnuPG needs a source of entropy, whether it
   is native to the OS, prngd, egd, or otherwise.  It won't run with no
   entropy source at all.


I have a couple more questions for you.  How do we change from prngd to
/dev/random?  Does this require a complete rebuild of GNUpg?

Also, a random_seed file was generated at compile time and placed into the
.gnupg directory.  This is normally the source of entropy for GNUpg,

Scott Seidl
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