[arch-dev-public] adding rng-tools to extra?

Tobias Powalowski tobias.powalowski at googlemail.com
Mon Jun 4 03:47:57 EDT 2012

Am 04.06.2012 07:32, schrieb Tobias Powalowski:
> Am 04.06.2012 02:22, schrieb Gaetan Bisson:
>> [2012-06-03 20:48:21 +0200] Tobias Powalowski:
>>> with enabling pacman signing, shouldn't we add the rng-tools to extra to
>>> be able to use it on install media too?
>> For interactive installers, it seems to me like a better solution to
>> simply ask the user to provide true entropy through typing random stuff
>> on their keyboards - shouldn't take more than twenty seconds or so.
>> For virtual machines, I use the stupid code attached to transfer entropy
>> from the host to the guest.
>> I don't know rng-tools but if it better answers either problem it would
>> indeed be nice to have it in [extra].
Ok as discussed on IRC, haveged seems the better choice because
rng-tools need a real hw generator to work correct.
Thanks guys for clarification, no need for it in extra repository then.

Tobias Powalowski
Archlinux Developer & Package Maintainer (tpowa)
tpowa at archlinux.org

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