cvs commit: src/games/fortune/fortune fortune.c

Nate Lawson nate at
Sat Jul 23 18:54:36 GMT 2005

Andrey A. Chernov wrote:
> ache        2005-07-23 18:24:47 UTC
>   FreeBSD src repository
>   Modified files:
>     games/fortune/fortune fortune.c 
>   Log:
>   My change, namely srandomdev() addition, was backed out even without
>   discussing with me, and I obviously disagree seeing that afterwards
>   (srandomdev() back out not fix any thing, it can only mask the problem).
>   So, back out the back out and return srandomdev().
>   People who have problems with repeated quotes should use -D fortune
>   option for debugging to see is the problem in (1) /dev/random initialization
>   or in (2) fortune code itself.

A bug in initializing /dev/random is a security issue and not one to be 
taken lightly.  I hope whoever is affected by this puts some effort into 
debugging it.


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