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Long time to generate the GnuPG keys on HP-UX

Narendra Uttekar
Regular Advisor

Long time to generate the GnuPG keys on HP-UX

Hi,
I am using the version gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.7. When i am trying to generate the keys it is taking very long time to generate. And it got stuck at as below,
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.
How to resolve this problem. Or else how long i will require to wait to generate the Keys?
Thanks,
Narendra
3 REPLIES
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Long time to generate the GnuPG keys on HP-UX

> [...] it is taking very long time [...]

Define "very long time". On what hardware?

> How to resolve this problem.

That may depend on what the problem is, if
there is a problem.

> Or else how long i will require to wait to
> generate the Keys?

How long does it take? How long do you think
it will take on my system? (You know as much
about mine as I know about yours.)


> [...] version gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.7 [...]

1.4.9 is the current released 1.x version, by
the way:

http://gnupg.org/
Narendra Uttekar
Regular Advisor

Re: Long time to generate the GnuPG keys on HP-UX

It took 2 hrs to generate the key.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Long time to generate the GnuPG keys on HP-UX

> It took 2 hrs to generate the key.

I'd call that a very long time. I might even
call it much longer than it should be, but I
still have no idea where you got your GnuPG
software, or on what you're running it, or
what your OS is, or any other useful
information, so I hesitate to guess what the
reason might be. And you've closed the
thread, so I infer that you don't really
care.