[arch-general] cannot generate enough entropy for pacman-key --init

Thomas S Hatch thatch45 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 15 12:27:00 EDT 2011

On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 10:23 AM, Alper Kanat <tunix at raptiye.org> wrote:

> Hello,
> As I wrote earlier, I don't have a mouse interface at all since I'm
> accessing the Arch box via SSH on my Mac. I checked the entropy level via
> cat /proc/sys/kernel/random/entropy_level and it was around 58 at most. So
> I
> installed rng-tools, changed TIMEOUT in /etc/conf.d/rngd from 0 to 10.
> When I ran rngd -f -r /dev/urandom and ran pacman-key --init, it completed
> in seconds. Issue solved. This is probably about being inside a VM which
> limits the entropy level somehow.
> Sorry, I missed that part about the mouse - but that was a very clever

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