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Re: (ITS#5462) Allow setting of RANDOM_FILE for gnutls

pogma@thewrittenword.com wrote:
> Full_Name: Peter O'Gorman
> Version: 2.4.8
> OS: multiple
> URL: ftp://ftp.openldap.org/incoming/the-written-word-080410.patch
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> gcrypt-1.4.x and later allow the egd socket path to be set. This patch allows
> the conf file option to work when building openldap with gnutls on systems that
> do not have a /dev/random.

Hm, this patch is a silent no-op if the gcrypt function is missing. Currently 
the randfile option is already documented as being ignored by GNUtls. I would 
prefer that the behavior is absolutely consistent - either the feature always 
works or is always ignored. Perhaps we should require gcrypt 1.4 or newer?

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