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Re: ITP: 1-mb-random-data -- one megabyte of pseudo-random data

[ CCing debian-hurd ]

Hi Joey,

On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 01:08:55AM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> * Package name    : 1-mb-random-data
>   Version         : 1
>   Upstream Author : entropy
> * URL             : /dev/urandom
> * License         : ? (may violate various licenses at random, though 
>                        probably won't)
>   Description     : one megabyte of pseudo-random data
> I intend to dd if=/dev/urandom of=debian/tmp/usr/lib/1-mb-random-data
> I don't know what use this will be, but popularity-contest will tell us,
> in time, if some users have found a use for it. If so, I may at a later
> date package 2-mb-random-data, 1 gb-null-data, etc. The possibilities
> are endless!

Sounds interesting. There's no random translator yet integrated in the Hurd
package, so it might be useful at least for the GNU/Hurd port.

Robert Millan

"[..] but the delight and pride of Aule is in the deed of making, and in the
thing made, and neither in possession nor in his own mastery; wherefore he
gives and hoards not, and is free from care, passing ever on to some new work."

 -- J.R.R.T, Ainulindale (Silmarillion)

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