apr ports devrandom option

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Thu Jun 17 01:14:30 UTC 2010

On Wed, 16 Jun 2010 17:45:53 -0700
Chuck Swiger <cswiger at mac.com> wrote:

> On Jun 16, 2010, at 5:00 PM, RW wrote:
> > Right, but I'm asking about the "make config" port option, not the
> > configure options to apr itself.
> When you enable the option via make config, apr's ./configure gets
> fed the appropriate flag:

Right, but my question was about why anyone would set the option to

On the face of it, it's a pointless option since turning it off either
does nothing or it makes Apache less secure.

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