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Re: Random string generation during *-install

Jean-Yves Migeon
> What is the correct way of generating a fixed random string on 
> pre-install or do-install stage?
> I Was thinking along the line "openssl rand -hex <size>" , however I 
> can't seem to find any example in current pkgsrc nor any other 
> equivalent command. Is it safe to assume that openssl is available at 
> this stage even on !NetBSD platforms?
Once I had to do something similar in a shell script and replace bash(1)
$RANDOM with a portable alternative.

I went for awk(1), initial ideas are at

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