Subject: Re: firefox2-2.0beta2 "where has my entropy gone"
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Mark Davies <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 09/07/2006 20:31:42
On Thursday 07 September 2006 20:07, David Brownlee wrote:
>  	Has anyone else noticed firefox2-2.0beta2 blocking on /dev/random
>  	for quite some time on startup? Its got to the point where I run
>  	I 'fsck -fn' to get enough entropy in the pool to start it...

Do you have the libgcrypt-1.2.3 package installed?  It broke firefox- 
for me in the way you describe because it used /dev/random instead 
of /dev/urandom.  libgcrypt-1.2.3nb1 fixes this.