Gnupg on openbsd with enigma rouncube plugin

Bruce Walzer bwalzer at
Sun Sep 25 13:33:00 CEST 2022

On Sat, Sep 24, 2022 at 11:19:32PM +0000, Mik J via Gnupg-users wrote:
> Hello,
> My goal is to use the enigma plugin that is part of roundcube webmail.
> I get this error output[18-Sep-2022 00:41:46 +0200]: <e9n8l1qh>
> [18-Sep-2022 00:41:46 +0200]: <e9n8l1qh> GPG: ERROR: gpg: Fatal: failed to open '/dev/null': Device not configured

OpenBSD isolates the web server in a chroot at /var/www . So you will
have to create /var/www/dev and put some devices there.

> b) I found this post on the openbsd mailling list
> Where they say"it would be better if the code were changed to use the arc4random() family of functions, which avoid the need for this" (this = /dev/urandom I guess)

They also say you can create the /var/www/dev/urandom device and make
sure that the partition that /var is in is not mounted with the
"nodev" option.


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