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Bug 8233 - startkde magic/random problem.
startkde magic/random problem.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-01-06 12:46 EST by Michael Maher
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-01-18 06:47:27 EST
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Description Michael Maher 2000-01-06 12:46:17 EST
In the /usr/bin/startkde script, it will hang on the 'random' section of
the script.

[ -f $f ] || dd if=/dev/random bs=1 count=16 | md5sum > $f

Should be:

[ -f $f ] || dd if=/dev/urandom bs=1 count=16 | md5sum > $f

Note this test:
[root@vnc1-1 bin]# dd if=/dev/random bs=1 count=16 of=foo
0+0 records in
0+0 records out

[root@vnc1-1 bin]# dd if=/dev/urandom bs=1 count=16 of=foo
16+0 records in
16+0 records out

If the startkde script enters this state it will hang.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2000-01-18 06:47:59 EST
Thanks, fixed.

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