GnuTLS 2.7.11 - release candidate 3 of GnuTLS 2.8.0

Andreas Metzler ametzler at
Tue May 19 19:53:04 CEST 2009

On 2009-05-18 Simon Josefsson <simon at> wrote:
> A few build problems has been fixed, but nothing critical has been
> reported, so we are on track to release 2.8.0 within a week or so.

> Please test this release as if it were the new stable release.


is it just me, or does the crq_key_id test take ages? It seems to need
_huge_ amounts of entropy to successfully complete. Here on my local
workstation it takes about 30 seconds (with constant intentional mouse
movements, the fasted way to gather entropy) to complete.

This patch works for me:
--- gnutls-2.7.11.orig/tests/crq_key_id.c	2009-05-11 18:15:43.000000000 +0200
+++ gnutls-2.7.11/tests/crq_key_id.c	2009-05-19 19:44:58.000000000 +0200
@@ -55,6 +55,9 @@
   int ret;
+  /* initialize gcrypt explicitely */
+  gcry_check_version (NULL);
   gcry_control (GCRYCTL_ENABLE_QUICK_RANDOM, 0);
   ret = gnutls_global_init ();
cu andreas
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