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GnuPG private key generation fails

Usermin
2007-04-24
2013-05-21
  • Karsten Jonas
    Karsten Jonas
    2007-04-24

    Usermin 1.270 installed on Ubuntu-6.10-server (and webmin too).

    When I try to generate a keypair for GnuPG in GnuPG - Module of Usermin - frontend, this happens after a minute or two:

    ----------------------------------------------------------------
    Repeat passphrase:
                      
    We need to generate a lot of random bytes. It is a good idea to perform
    some other action (type on the keyboard, move the mouse, utilize the
    disks) during the prime generation; this gives the random number
    generator a better chance to gain enough entropy.
    +++++++++++++++++++++++++.++++++++++.++++++++++.++++++++++.+++++++++++++++++++++++++.+++++++++++++++++++++++++.++++++++++.++++++++++..+++++>++++++++++>+++++......+++++

    Not enough random bytes available.  Please do some other work to give
    the OS a chance to collect more entropy! (Need 273 more bytes)
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    I really don't know, what to do, because users usually can't do anything like "type on the keyboard ..." as suggested.
    An ubuntu - module usermin-gnupg is not available for this server version.
    But maybe this is not the reason for that behavior?

    Hope there is somebody out there :-))

     
    • Buell_X1
      Buell_X1
      2007-04-27

      Same with a debian and latest version of webmin and a Paraphr