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Re: Usage of /dev/random

From: Branko ─îibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2005-08-18 16:52:06 CEST

Christoph Bartoschek wrote:

>>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.
As Ben said, this is an APR problem, not a Subversion problem -- so you
have to rebuild APR, not Subversion.

-- Brane

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