gpg: fatal: can't open /dev/urandom on AIX 5.2

Mamta Mehra mamta.mehra at
Tue Oct 26 14:54:50 CEST 2004

Its open to world in other word yes it has the correct permission. We also
try to create the keys using root userID but still getting same error.


Mamta Mehra

                      Werner Koch                                                                             
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                      10/26/2004 04:23         Subject:  Re: gpg: fatal: can't open /dev/urandom on AIX 5.2   

On Mon, 25 Oct 2004 08:59:28 -0500, Mamta Mehra said:

> PGP keys, we are getting following error:
> gpg: fatal: can't open /dev/urandom:

Are you sure that you did not miss the end of the line?  It should
show the actual error message.

You should also update to the latest gpg version which is 1.2.6; there
are some fixes for AIX in it.

> Our Unix team have verified the access to /dev/urandom device from
> user.

Are the permissions of /dev/urandom correct?



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