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Re: Usage of /dev/random

From: Christoph Bartoschek <bartoschek_at_or.uni-bonn.de>
Date: 2005-08-18 16:12:21 CEST

> APR links to /dev/random by default, so that it can generate random
> numbers (for UUIDs, for example). But, on systems that tend to hang
> on /dev/random, it's recommended that you rebuild apr by running
> its ./configure --with-devrandom=/dev/urandom.

Can I pass this option to the subversion configure script? Or can I patch a
file such that this option is automatically passed to apr. Rebuilding apr
from inside the subversion directory does not fit in our software
installation scripts. On the other side a patch would be easy to use because
we already have a local patch for a subversion bug.

Christoph Bartoschek

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