Ticket #1413 (new defect)

Opened 11 years ago

rngd isn't running on Linerva

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: linerva Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


The linerva metapackage depends on rng-tools, whose purpose in life is basically to run the rngd daemon to seed the kernel PRNG with data from a hardware RNG.

The rngd initscript tests for various hardware RNG devices in /dev and /dev/misc, and exits if it can't find one. That seems to be the case on Linerva, at least presently as a VM. (It may not have been the case when Linerva was a physical machine.)

We should either decide it's important and figure out how to get Linerva a proper hardware-randomness device -- and maybe put the dependency in debathena-workstation, or get the official dialups (also VMs) to run it, or something -- or decide it's not important.

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