Crypt::RSA perl coredump on FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE

Mike Friedman mikef at ack.Berkeley.EDU
Mon Aug 22 01:16:14 GMT 2005

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This may not be an appropriate place for my question, but perhaps someone 
has a suggestion.

I installed the perl Crypt::RSA port the other day on my 5.4-RELEASE 
system.  When I try to run a small perl script just to generate an RSA 
keypair, I get a perl core dump.  There are a lot of prereqs that get 
installed with Crypt::RSA, so no doubt there's much opportunity for a 
problem with some library somewhere.  But I don't know where to begin 

Subsequently, I installed Crypt::DSA and I haven't had a similar problem 
with it.  So I assume it's not the Math::Pari library, which is used by 
both the RSA and DSA packages, that's causing my problem. Similarly for 
other packages that both Crypt::RSA and Crypt::DSA make use of.

I'm just throwing this out here in case someone on this list has already 
run into the same problem.  I realize this is likely not a FreeBSD problem 
at all.

I haven't tried even installing Crypt::RSA on a non-FreeBSD platform, 
precisely because it's a mess given all the dependencies.  But the FreeBSD 
port installs quite smoothly.  (I just wish the software would work!).



Mike Friedman                   System and Network Security
mikef at ack.Berkeley.EDU          2484 Shattuck Avenue
1-510-642-1410                  University of California at Berkeley

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