help on testing for FreeBSD...

John-Mark Gurney jmg at
Thu Oct 16 00:38:27 UTC 2014

Garrett Cooper wrote this message on Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 17:25 -0700:
> Hey jmg@ (-testing CCed)!

Sure, np...

> On Oct 15, 2014, at 17:15, John-Mark Gurney <jmg at> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > I'm working on testing parts of OpenCrypto.  I have committed some work
> > to p4 at:
> >
> > 
> > But it requires a few files to be installed...  I'm not sure where the
> > best location to install these are and now best to install them?
> I have a couple questions:
> - Where would the source live in the tree?

Which source are you talking about?  The python source? or the source
for the input data files?  If you mean the later, it's where they will
be committed...  They are taken from NIST's CAVP program unchanged...
I COULD possibly write a complicated rules to fetch and extract the
files, but decided not to...

> - Why are they written in python?

Because I'm too lazy to write code in C...  I had already written
framework code in Python, and C doesn't have a standard function to
decode hex.. :)  And error handling it much easier in python...

> Also, the .pyc files shouldn?t be committed to head (saw that they were checked in to p4).

Thanks for pointing that out... problems of p4 add *...  I've removed

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