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Re: openssh-server update woes

Michael Banck wrote:

On Sat, Dec 20, 2008 at 06:09:39PM +0000, Nigel Horne wrote:
I'm having difficulties updating openssh-server:

See http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/running/debian/faq.html

Thank you for the reference. This is what the website says:

"There is no random device by default as no secure implementation has been finished yet. An easy (but very insecure) work-around is to copy a binary file like /bin/bash to /dev/random and /dev/urandom. A slightly more secure alternative is installing the random-egd from the debian-ports repository."

So I gave the tips a go, but they don't work:

hurd:~# cp /bin/bash /dev/random
cp: accessing `/dev/random': Translator died
hurd:~# cp /bin/bash /dev/urandom
cp: accessing `/dev/urandom': Translator died
hurd:~# apt-get install random-egd
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
random-egd is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up openssh-server (1:5.1p1-4) ...
PRNG is not seeded
invoke-rc.d: initscript ssh, action "restart" failed.
dpkg: error processing openssh-server (--configure):
 subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)



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