[Help-gnutls] generate a privite key

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Fri Jan 6 11:26:14 CET 2006

On Friday 06 January 2006 08:37, Dzmitry Pashkouski wrote:

>       Generating a private key...
>       Generating a 1024 bit RSA private key...
>       And nothing else happens. It stucks. I have to cancel the
>       program.
>       Why does not it generate a private key? I suppose there is
>       something regarding /dev/random ??
 /dev/random is needed to seed the random number generator. It seems
that in your system the /dev/random is broken. Check if it is a problem 
with your kernel version. Alternatively you can compile libgcrypt with 
a different random generator such as egd or the unix one.

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos

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